Actress Kate Mulgrew, who carried out Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager, is returning to the franchise to reprise her place inside the upcoming Star Trek: Prodigy animated assortment, ViacomCBS launched at the moment.
Mulgrew popped in to make made the shock announcement all through the end of a Star Trek panel at this 12 months’s all-virtual New York Comic Con. “I’ve invested every scintilla of my being in Captain Janeway, and I can’t wait to endow her with nuance that I not at all did sooner than,” Mulgrew talked about. “How thrilling to have the flexibility to introduce to these youthful minds an idea that has elevated the world for a few years. To be on the helm as soon as extra goes to be deeply gratifying in a model new technique for me.”
Govt Producer Alex Kurtzman leveled a sideways blow on the sexism that dogged the first female Star Trek captain when she was strong inside the Nineteen Nineties, saying, “Captain Janeway was held to a definite customary than her predecessors. She was requested to embody an inhuman stage of perfection as a technique to be accepted as ‘ample’ by the doubters nevertheless confirmed all of them what it means to be actually wonderful. We’re capable of think about no increased captain to encourage the next period of dreamers on Nickelodeon, than she.”
Mulgrew starred as Janeway in all seven seasons of Star Trek: Voyager, working from 1995 through 2001. Her most modern on-screen look in Star Trek was a cameo as Admiral Janeway inside the 2002 film Star Trek: Nemesis.
Prodigy, the first modern* Star Trek assortment to be explicitly targeted to a youthful viewers, is likely to be coming to Nickelodeon in some unspecified time sooner or later in 2021. In response to ViacomCBS, the current “follows a bunch of lawless youngsters who uncover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to hunt for journey, which means, and salvation.”
The pc-animated assortment can be the fourth spin-off Star Trek assortment to adjust to the launch of Star Trek: Discovery, changing into a member of Picard, Lower Decks, and the nonetheless in-production Uncommon New Worlds.
*Star Trek: The Animated Assortment ran as a Saturday morning cartoon in 1973 and 1974; all Treks since then have been aimed more-or-less at grown-ups. Along with Lower Decks, which solely tries to achieve our inside 12-year-old selves, fairly than literal kids.