Star Trek: Prodigy is about to expand its global reach as the animated series aimed at kids of all ages is set to debut on the Nickelodeon channel in the UK in April, along with eight other countries.
Prodigy coming to Nickelodeon internationally
TrekMovie has confirmed Nickelodeon is set to start their international rollout of Star Trek: Prodigy, beginning with nine countries across Europe, Asia, and Africa. In April the series will debut in the UK, France, Spain, and Portugal for Europe. It will also debut in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines in Asia. And in Africa, the series will debut in Nigeria and South Africa. Nickelodeon will be airing the first 10 episodes from the first half of season one, which have already streamed on Paramount+. We are currently awaiting exact release dates for each territory.
Created by Emmy-winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters), the CG-animated series was developed for younger audiences and those not familiar with Star Trek. The series follows a motley crew of young aliens who discover a Starfleet ship and must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future. Even though it is intended for the uninitiated, the series has been popular with many Trek fans, especially those with families. The voice cast includes Kate Mulgrew, playing the Emergency Training Hologram, based on Captain Kathryn Janeway of Star Trek: Voyager.
Various international Nickelodeon websites have started to set up promotional pages for the show, including the UK, where you can watch trailers and get more Prodigy-related info.
Over last weekend Nickelodeon UK hosted a premiere event with BAFTA including a panel with series creators Kevin and Dan Hageman, director Ben Hibon, and stars Angus Imrie, Kate Mulgrew, and Ella Purnell.
According to Nickelodeon, they plan to launch Prodigy in additional international territories later this year, but those details have yet to be announced. Prodigy is also expected to arrive on Nickelodeon in the USA, however, there currently aren’t any details yet.
Prodigy streams on Paramount+ in the U.S.A., Latin America, the Nordic Countries, and Australia. It will also be available to stream via the Paramouint+ Sky partnership as that roles out in Europe, starting in the UK this summer. In Canada Prodigy airs on CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave. Paramount+ has announced plans to debut the second half of season one later in 2022.
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