In a surprise announcement from the Star Trek Universe, it’s been announced that Captain Janeway herself is returning in animated form to take the big chair once again for Star Trek Pirodigy.
Described as a show focusing on lawless teens finding an ancient Starfleet vessel and learning to explore the universe, it was a curious note of how these youngsters discovered the Starfleet way and now we have the answer.
“I have invested every scintilla of my being in Captain Janeway, and I can’t wait to endow her with nuance that I never did before in Star Trek: Prodigy.” Mulgre noted in the announcement, “How thrilling to be able to introduce to these young minds an idea that has elevated the world for decades. To be at the helm again is going to be deeply gratifying in a new way for me.”
“Kate’s portrayal of Captain Janeway is truly iconic, and has resonated with a global audience for many years,” Ramsey Naito, President, Nickelodeon Animation added. “We can’t wait to see her bring this character to life in a whole new way, while continuing to be an inspiration for both new and loyal fans.”
Star Trek Prodigy is a new animated series coming to Nickelodeon in 2021. The show follows a rag tag crew who find an abandoned Starfleet ship and learn the explore the universe, discovering the Starfleet way. How Captain Janeway fits in? We have no idea! Last we saw Janeway, she was an Admiral issuing orders in Nemesis, taking a desk job after the finale of Voyager. Either this show takes place between that return and her promotion, or this return is an Emergency Command Hologram designed in her image teaching these youngsters.
Whatever the reason, we’ll find out in 2021 and are really curious to how it’ll all work out with a more balanced writing team behind her return!