On Monday, the ViacomCBS-owned streaming service revealed that Ella Purnell (Army of the Dead), Brett Gray (On My Block), Jason Mantzoukas (Big Mouth), Dee Bradley Baker (SpongeBob SquarePants), Angus Imrie (The Crown), and Rylee Alazraqui (Doug Unplugs) will lend their voices to the six young aliens featured in the first-ever Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences.
Set in 2383, after the events of Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Prodigy follows six young aliens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning, and salvation. These alien outcasts know nothing about the abandoned ship they have commandeered, but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents. Mulgrew, who played Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager will appear in the new series as the starship’s built-in emergency training hologram.
Below are the official descriptions of the characters played by the six newly announced voice cast members:
- Ella Purnell as Gwyn, a 17-year-old Vau N’Akat who was raised on her father’s bleak mining planet and grew up dreaming to explore the stars.
- Brett Gray as Dal, 17 years old and an unknown species, he fancies himself a maverick, who even in the toughest times, holds strong onto his unwavering hope.
- Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog, a 16-year-old Tellarite. Tellarites are known to relish an argument, and Jankom is no different. Regardless of opinion, he will always play ‘devil’s advocate’ for the sake of hearing all sides.
- Dee Bradley Baker as Murf, whose age and species is unknown but who is an endearing, indestructible blob with curiously good timing and an insatiable appetite for ship parts.
- Angus Imrie as Zero, who is a Medusan: a noncorporeal, genderless, energy-based lifeform. Since others would go mad at the sight of their true self, Zero wears a containment suit they made themselves to protect others.
- Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk, a Brikar and an unusually bright eight-year-old girl. Rok is a bit shy, but not when it comes to her love for animals.
Paramount+ has also released first look photos of Dal, Gwyn, and Rok-Tahk, which you can see below:
Developed by Emmy Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters and Ninjago) and produced by the Nickelodeon Animation Studio and CBS Studios, Star Trek: Prodigy will premiere on Paramount+ later this year before airing on Nickelodeon.