Paramount+’s slow, steady drip of details about the first children’s animated Star Trek series, Star Trek: Prodigy, continues apace. In April, they explained what Captain Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) is doing on a show set in the future: She’s the voice of the ship’s built-in emergency training hologram. But who are the young alien crew members who need her help? The cast and character list Paramount+ released this week gives a little more insight, and includes both young actors and familiar names.
Here’s the character list Paramount+ released:
Rylee Alazraqui (Doug Unplugs, Home Economics) 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.
Brett Gray (On My Block, When They See Us) 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.
Angus Imrie (The Crown, Emma) 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.
Jason Mantzoukas (Infinite, Big Mouth) 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.
Ella Purnell (Army of the Dead, Sweetbitter) 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.
Dee Bradley Baker (SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer) 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.
What this doesn’t tell us, of course, is how this ragtag group of characters wound up together on a spaceship where a hologram version of Janeway is the only adult around. Previously, it was announced that the show takes place in 2383 in the Delta Quadrant, meaning these kids are probably real far off from any Trek stories as we know them.
Star Trek: Prodigy still has no exact release date, but is expected to premiere this year.