The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced nominations for its second annual Children’s & Family Emmy Awards and for the second year in a row, Star Trek: Prodigy was on the list.
Prodigy sounds good to the Emmys
Star Trek: Prodigy was nominated for Outstanding Mixing and Sound Editing For An Animated Program. The animated Trek show about a group of alien teens who find adventure after discovering a Starfleet ship (with a Hologram version of Captain Janeway) is going up against Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons, I Am Groot, Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight, and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. While not identified on the Emmys site, the team nominated for Prodigy is Matt Kilmek, Brittany Ellis, Otis Van Osten, and Tommy Sarioglou.
Series creators and executive producers Dan & Kevin Hagement congratulated the team on Twitter:
When our #StarTrekProdigy animation and score is complete, it's up to Matt Klimek @Mklimek, Brittany Ellis, Otis Van Osten, and Tommy Sarioglou to create and mix a rich feature film sound design within a meager TV pipeline. This Emmy nom is SO well deserved! Congrats team!
— Dan & Kevin Hageman (@brothershageman) November 3, 2023
The team also got congrats from the official Star Trek account
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) November 3, 2023
The Television Academy will announce details for the Children’s & Family Emmy Awards ceremonies next week.
Last year Prodigy was nominated for Outstanding Animated Series and production designer Alessandro Tiani was awarded an Emmy for Individual Achievement in Animation, which is one of the jury awards handed out at the ceremony. Jury awards for this year will be announced at the end of the month so there is a possibility for more honors for Prodigy.
Still waiting on Netflix
After being removed from Paramount+ over the summer, Star Trek: Prodigy was licensed to Netflix in a deal announced last month. The first season (which was previously available on Paramount+) will released on Netflix later this year, presumably in December as the show was not included when Netflix recently announced November releases. Work on the second season is close to being completed and Netflix has announced season 2 will debut in 2024, but we are still awaiting details on when and how the 20-episode season will be released.
A clip for season 2 was released over the summer revealing the return of Robert Picardo as The Doctor, now taking over duties of managing the former crew of the USS Protostar as they join Admiral Janeway on the USS Voyager-A and her mission to find Chakotay.
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