The first “Star Trek
” series created for kids has its full cast. Paramount Plus and Nickelodeon
announced on Monday that Ella Purnell
, Brett Gray
, Rylee Alazraqui
, Dee Bradley Baker
, Angus Imrie
and Jason Mantzoukas
will make up the main voice cast for “Star Trek: Prodigy
,” the animated series set to premiere on Paramount Plus later this year. They’ll join Kate Mulgrew
, who is reprising her role from “Star Trek: Voyager
” as Kathryn Janeway.
For the first time in a “Trek” series, the main cast is made up of alien species, as these six young characters end up commandeering an abandoned Starfleet vessel and must learn how to operate it in order to survive, with Mulgrew’s Janeway serving as their guide as the ship’s emergency training hologram.
Purnell will play 17-year-old Gwyn. Her species is called the Vau N’Akat, and she grew up on her father’s mining planet,