Star Trek: Prodigy: next episode, trailer and everything we know about the Star Trek animated series

Star Trek: Prodigy
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Paramount Plus has become the home of all-new Star Trek content, and the animated kids’ series Star Trek: Prodigy is one of the biggest new hits from the ever-expanding Star Trek universe. 

Star Trek: Prodigy joins Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Short Treks and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds on the Paramount Plus streaming service. What makes it stand out from its sister series is that it is specifically geared toward a younger audience, a first according to Paramount Plus.

Information on Star Trek: Prodigy and all of Paramount Plus’ Star Trek series was shared during the September 2021 Star Trek Day presentation, but if you want to find out about everything you need to know about Star Trek: Prodigy, read on below. 

Next episode of Star Trek: Prodigy

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The next episode of Star Trek: Prodigy is the mid-season premiere, titled "Asylum." There's no episode description yet, but we'll add one here as soon as it's available. 

What’s the plot of Star Trek: Prodigy

Star Trek: Prodigy follows a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future.

The series starts off with the young aliens working in a scrap yard where they stumble upon an abandoned Starfleet ship. Though they know nothing about space travel, together they set off on an adventure that will introduce them to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.

Star Trek: Prodigy, which will feature 20 episodes in its first season, split into two segments, was created by Dan and Kevin Hageman.

Who is in the Star Trek: Prodigy cast?

The main voice cast for Star Trek: Prodigy consists of Brett Gray as Dal, Ella Purnell as Gwyn, Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk, Angus Imrie as Zero, Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog, Dee Bradley Baker as Murf, John Noble as The Diviner, Jimmi Simpson as Drednok and Kate Mulgrew, reprising her role as Captain Kathryn Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager, who appears in the series as a hologram on the ship.

IMDb (opens in new tab) lists a number of other actors expected to provide their voices to the series. This includes Jason Alexander, Jameela Jamil, Daveed Diggs and Robert Beltra, another Star Trek: Voyager alum reprising his role as Captain Chakotay.

When is the Star Trek: Prodigy release date?

Star Trek: Prodigy premiered on Paramount Plus on Oct. 28, 2021, releasing the first 10 episodes. The second half of the season premieres October 27, 2022.

We also know that there will be more of the animated series beyond that, as Paramount Plus has already renewed Star Trek: Prodigy for season 2.

Is there a Star Trek: Prodigy trailer?

Here's the trailer for the midseason premiere of Star Trek: Prodigy.

Part of the Star Trek Day presentation back in September included the first official trailer for Star Trek: Prodigy. In it we get to briefly meet the teenage aliens that will comprise this makeshift crew and the beginning of their adventures. Watch the full trailer below. 

How to watch Star Trek: Prodigy

Though Star Trek: Prodigy is produced in part by Nickelodeon Animation Studio, the series is a Paramount Plus original and therefore will play exclusively on the streaming service, which means you’ll need a subscription to watch.

In addition to Star Trek: Prodigy, a Paramount Plus subscription also gives you access to all of the other Star Trek series created for the streaming service, as well as the classic TV series that initially ran on TV. 

Paramount Plus also provides access to thousands of other TV shows and movies, both classic and originals.

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd (opens in new tab).