‘Star Trek’ Vet Billy Campbell Joins ‘Prodigy’ in Recurring Position

Followers of The Subsequent Technology are going to like what’s arising on Star Trek. Not solely is Picard staging a significant reunion for its third and closing season, however now, as a part of Star Trek Day — celebrating the anniversary of the Star Trek: The Authentic Sequence pilot and the franchise’s enduring legacy — Paramount+ has revealed a TNG character is coming to Prodigy.

The streaming service introduced that the animated children’ sequence will return with the remainder of its first season on Thursday, October 27 and unveiled a sneak peek. That clip (which you’ll watch above) exhibits Billy Campbell is becoming a member of the voice solid in a recurring position, reprising his The Subsequent Technology position as Thadiun Okona, a roguish house captain who’s continuously outrunning bother brought on by his personal techniques. When he runs into the younger, impressionable Protostar crew, he’ll quickly uncover they’re in additional sizzling water than he’s.

The Star Trek: Prodigy voice solid consists of Kate Mulgrew (Hologram Kathryn Janeway), Brett Grey (Dal), Ella Purnell (Gwyn), Rylee Alazraqui (Rok-Tahk), Angus Imrie (Zero), Jason Mantzoukas (Jankom Pog), Dee Bradley Baker (Murf), John Noble (The Diviner), and Jimmi Simpson (Drednok). Campbell joins beforehand introduced recurring voice solid members Daveed Diggs (Commander Tysess), Jameela Jamil (Ensign Asencia), Jason Alexander (Physician Noum), and Robert Beltran (Captain Chakotay).

“From early on within the writers’ room, we knew we needed Captain Thadiun Okona to return and develop into a questionable information to our impressionable crew,” govt producers Kevin and Dan Hageman mentioned in an announcement. “It was a lot enjoyable to not solely discover the place Okona’s outrageous life has taken him in his later years, however to additionally work with Billy Campbell who effortlessly fell again into the position of Okona like he had by no means left.”

As for what to anticipate from Prodigy when it returns, because the hopeful crew makes their means in the direction of Starfleet, their desires are threatened once they uncover the U.S.S. Protostar harbors a weapon designed to tear the United Federation of Planets aside. To make issues worse, the true Vice Admiral Janeway is on a manhunt for the Protostar, wanting to uncover what occurred to her lacking former First Officer Chakotay. With these two ships on a collision course and destruction on the horizon, the destiny of the Alpha Quadrant hangs within the steadiness.

Star Trek: Prodigy is from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Studios’ new animation arm; Nickelodeon Animation, led by President of Animation Ramsey Naito; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Leisure. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth function govt producers, alongside co-showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman. Ben Hibon directs, co-executive produces and serves because the artistic lead. Aaron Waltke and Patrick Krebs additionally function co-executive producers.

Star Trek: Prodigy, Midseason Return, Thursday, October 27, Paramount+

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