If you’re a fan of the Star Trek: Prodigy animated sci-fi series on Paramount+ and Nickelodeon, you probably weren’t thrilled when it was canceled and removed from the streaming service before Season 2 could be released in 2023. But like us, you were probably also overjoyed to learn that Netflix had picked up the distribution rights with the first season dropping in late 2023 and the second to premiere in 2024.
As you might recall, Season 1 of Star Trek: Prodigy (the first Star Trek series to be 3D computer animated) details the adventures of a motley group of enslaved alien teenagers in 2383, five years after the end of Star Trek: Voyager. They escape the Tars Lamora prison colony in Delta Quadrant in a derelict Starfleet ship, the USS Protostar, “named after the early stage in the formation of a star, powered by it” – Vice Admiral Kathryn Janeway and head to the Alpha Quadrant. In Season 2, you’ll find them joining Admiral Janeway on the USS Voyager-A on a mission to find Captain Chakotay and the original crew of the Protostar. And the sci-fi excitement continues!
Here we’ll tell you a bit about the characters you can expect to see and the talented voice actors who bring them to life. Enjoy!
When Is Season 2 of Star Trek: Prodigy Expected?
As discussed above, all 20 episodes of Season 1 will be available on Netflix in 2023, followed by the release of all 20 episodes of Season 2 in 2024. But you can start collecting Star Trek: Prodigy toys right now. Hop to it!
Who Are the Main Characters and Cast of Star Trek: Prodigy?
Rok-Tahk voiced by Rylee Alazraqui
Rok-Tahk is a shy but large and very strong female member of the rock-like humanoid Brikar race. Though an obvious choice for the post of ship’s security officer, she resists that label’s limitations and develops an interest in science as well. Rok is voiced by Rylee Alazraqui, a young American actress best known for her roles in The Villains of Valley View, Bloodthirsty Hearts, and Witness Infection, and her voice role in the Far Cry New Dawn video game. Rylee’s an up-and-comer, following in her father’s footsteps, who loves to perform. Listen up for her in Star Trek: Prodigy, and watch for her in other roles to come.
Murf voiced by Dee Bradley Baker
One of the most interesting characters in Prodigy is Murf, a seemingly indestructible Mallanoid slime worm Rok-Tahk finds at the Tars Lamora prison colony and brings aboard the USS Protostar. Murf has a penchant for gobbling up random pieces of mechanical equipment, but as the series progresses, he enters a cocoon stage and emerges in humanoid form. He later saves the day when the ship is attacked by Romulans, and the crew finds themselves with a new security officer! Murf is voiced by the versatile Dee Bradley Baker, known for his countless TV, film, and video game vocalizations that include humas, animals, and monsters. You’ve heard him in SpongeBob SquarePants, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Shop ’til You Drop, Space Jam, Halo, and Gears of War, as well as Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Rebels, and many others. Dee is amazing, and you’ll love what he brings to Murf!
Dal voiced by Brett Gray
In the beginning of Star Trek: Prodigy, Dal R’El’s origin and species are unknown, but he later discovers he’s an augmented human with DNA from 26 other species. A bit of a maverick who dances to his own drum, 17-year-old Dal is the self-appointed captain of the USS Protostar. Rather strong-willed, he comes to realize that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, and that a good captain listens to his crew. Things get really interesting when his telepathic abilities result in him swapping bodies with Admiral Janeway. How will that turn out? Dal is voiced by Brett Gray, an American singer and actor probably best known for this series and his lead role in the Netflix series On My Block. But you might also recall him from Law & Order: SVU, Chicago P.D., When They See Us, and others. Dal is a major character in Prodigy, and Brett voices him admirably.
Zero voiced by Angus Imrie
Remember Medusa, the legendary Greek goddess whose gaze would turn those who looked into her eyes to stone? Well… Zero doesn’t exactly fit that bill, but Zero is a Medusan, a noncorporeal, genderless, energy-based lifeform that wears a containment suit to stop humanoids from going mad and dying at the very sight of it. However, in Star Trek: Prodigy, Zero is one of the good guys and a valuable ally. British actor Angus Imrie provides the voice of Zero in this Star Trek series, and he does a fine job. Think about it it – how does an entity like Zero “talk”? Angus has impressive credentials. Since he was a child, he’s displayed his talent on radio, television, stage, films, and video games. You might know him from the radio program The Archers, or from The Kid Who Would Be King, Pond Life, The White Whale, The Hollow Crown, Emma, or Star Trek Prodigy: Supernova, to name a few. Angus is a well-rounded actor and always a pleasure to experience.
Gwyn voiced by Ella Purnell
Gwyndala, aka Gwyn, is the 17-year-old female Vau N’Akat (a technologically advanced humanoid species native to the planet Solum in the Delta Quadrant) and the artificially created daughter of The Diviner. She dreamed of exploring the stars and is an amazing linguist, having learned multiple alien languages – a valuable skill when traversing the universe! Taken hostage by Dal R’El on the Tars Lamora prison colony, Gwen eventually joins the crew of the USS Protostar in search of new meaning and a new life in the Federation. Which brings us to the remarkable Ella Purnell, the voice of Gwyn in Star Trek: Prodigy. Ella earned her stripes in film, TV, theater, and video games with the likes of Never Let Me Go, Maleficent, Yellowjackets, Churchill, and Army of the Dead. Her various awards and nominations include Annie Awards, Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards, and Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. Enjoy her as Gwyn in Prodigy, and keep an eye on this young lady in the future.
Jankom Pog voiced by Jason Mantzoukas
Don’t worry. “Jankom Pog can fix it.” A 16-year-old augmentative born on Teller Prime before his race joined The Federation, he awakes on a sleeper ship. With a habit of referring to himself in the third person, Jankom becomes the engineer on the USS Protostar. Not exactly handsome by our standards, he does sport his remarkable right hand that’s a “multi-mitt” that includes a hammer and grapnel launcher. Kinda handy, wouldn’t you say? Jankom is voiced by none other than Jason Mantzoukas. American actor, comedian, writer, and podcaster, he’s known from The League, How Did This Get Made, Parks and Recreation, Invincible, John Wick: Chapter 3, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Close Enough, and many, many other film, television, podcast, and video game roles… too many to mention. He’s awesome as the voice of Jankom Pog, and we’re sure you’ll appreciate his performance in Star Trek: Prodigy Season 2.
The Diviner voiced by John Noble
We suppose there does need to be a villain, after all. And so it is with Star Trek: Prodigy. Ruthless tyrant The Diviner is Gwyn’s “father” (actually, creator), who pursues the Protostar and our heroes. Inspired by Ricardo Montalbán’s iconic portrayal of Star Trek villain Khan Noonien Singh, let’s just say his intentions are not good. On the plus side, The Diviner is voiced by John Noble, and a “noble” actor he is. Renowned for his roles in The Lord of the Rings, Fringe, Sleepy Hollow, Transformers: Prime, Batman: Arkham Knight, and many other films, television shows, and video games, Noble’s awards include Critic’s Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Saturn Awards, as well as various nominations. Seriously, could big baddie Diviner be better represented in voice?
Hologram Janeway voiced by Kate Mulgrew
If you were looking for a talented actress to voice Admiral Janeway, who eventually vouches for the kids and takes them under her wing as warrant officers, and the Protostar’s Emergency Training Holographic Advisor based on Janeway, who would you choose? In our opinion, you would be hard pressed to do any better than Kate Mulgrew. This American actress and author is familiar to her legion of fans from her roles in Star Trek: Voyager, Orange Is the New Black, Ryan’s Hope, Star Trek: Legacy, and many more. She’s won a Critics’ Choice Award, a Saturn Award, an Obie Award, and other awards and received a Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award, and other nominations. But Kate’s list of film, television, theater, and video game credits goes on and on. She’s quite a lady and one heck of an actress!
Drednok voiced by Jimmi Simpson
Drednok, not dreadnaught, although we suppose the two words might be synonyms of sorts. There were many Drednoks created and destroyed during the Vau N’Akat civil war. This one is The Diviner’s deadly robotic enforcer. He tends to be still, silent, and soft-spoken, but don’t let that fool you. You don’t want to mess with a Drednok. American actor Jimmi Simpson provides the voice of Drednok. He’s an American actor known for his work in film, television, theatre, and video games who caught attention with his performance in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. That said, he’s also appeared in the Late Show with David Letterman, Psych, House of Cards, Westworld, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Pachinko, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and many others. Jimmi Simpson is a winner of the Theatre World Awards and an Ashland Independent Film Festival award, as well as a recipient of Emmy, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. You definitely will not be disappointed in his vocalization of robot Drednok.
Ship Computer voiced by Bonnie Gordon
In Star Trek: Prodigy, The Diviner tells his artificially created daughter Gwyn that he was sent from the future to prevent the destruction of their Vau N’Akat people after first contact with Starfleet brought about a rift in the populace and a civil war. Since he plans to destroy Starfleet with a computer virus onboard the Protostar, the ship’s computer is an integral part of the series storyline. The voice of the computer is provided by Bonnie Gordon, an American actress, musician, and professional TTRPG (tabletop roleplaying game) player. Originally hired to provide “scratch vocals” for Janeway and Gwen, she then scored the recurring role as the computer’s voice. Bonnie has done other voice work on Cartoon Network’s Mighty Magiswords and various anime and video games, such as Street Fighter V, Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor, and Mega Man 11, and performed as an actress in the Star Trek series Shield of Tomorrow and Clear Skies. So, she’s multitalented and you’ll enjoy listening to her in Prodigy.
Asencia voiced by Jameela Jamil
“Starfleet’s destruction is our salvation.” That tells you whose side Asencia is on. A female Vau N’Akat known as The Vindicator, Asencia is sent from the future to search for the Protostar. Posing as a Trill Starfleet ensign, she serves as navigator on the USS Dauntless with Admiral Janeway until she commandeers the Protostar and deserts Starfleet. British actress, podcaster, TV host/judge, and activist Jameela Jamil voices Asencia in Star Trek: Prodigy. You may recognize her or her voice from The Good Place, The Misery Index, Legendary, Duck Tales, Robot Chicken, Rugrats, Harley Quinn, DC League of Super-Pets, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, or another of her slew of appearances on film, TV, and radio. Jameela also graced the cover of British Vogue and won a Shorty Award. You probably won’t like Asencia, but we’re sure love the job Jameel does as her voice.
Commander Tysess voiced by Daveed Diggs
Commander Tysess is an Andorian officer who serves as the First Officer on the USS Dauntless under Vice Admiral Kathryn Janeway. When she starts behaving erratically, he assumes command and continues pursuit of the Protostar. The voice of Commander Tysess is in the very capable hands (and vocal cords) of Daveed Diggs. An actor, rapper, and songwriter, Daveed won a Tony Award for Best Actor for Hamilton, as well as receiving numerous other awards and nominations that include Hugo Awards, Grammy Awards, Critic’s Choice Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. His film, television, and theater credits include Black-ish, Wonder, Velvet Buzzsaw, The Little Mermaid, Blindspotting, Snowpiercer, Law & Order: SVU, Bob’s Burgers, Sesame Street, Central Park, Star Wars: Visions, and many others. A great choice for Commander Tysess, wouldn’t you say?
Doctor Noum voiced by Jason Alexander
Lieutenant Noum, MD is a Tellarite Star Fleet Sciences Division officer and the chief medical officer on the USS Dauntless. When Admiral Janeway begins acting erratically, Noum is summoned, sedates her, and has her placed in sickbay in restraints for her own protection. She later ends up in the brig. Dr. Noum is voiced by Jason Alexander, and we’re pretty sure you know who he is. But just in case: Jason is an American actor and comedian, a Tony Award winner, and he played George Costanza on Seinfeld, for which he was nominated for seven consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. But his stage, TV, film, commercials, voice, and stand-up credentials go on a on. For example, Friends, Bye Bye Birdie, Star Trek: Voyager, Criminal Minds, The Orville, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Kingdom Hearts, Aladdin, E/R, Cinderella, The Twilight Zone, and The Simpsons. Jason is also one heck of a poker player! Nuff said.
Captain Chakotay voiced by Robert Beltran
Captain Chakotay originally appears as First Officer on the USS Voyager in the TV series Star Trek: Voyager. He’s promoted to captain of the USS Protostar in Star Trek: Prodigy. Unfortunately, the Protostar encounters a temporal anomaly that flings it into the 25th century and right into lap of the revenge-seeking Vau N’Ak. In an attempt to prevent The Order from decimating the Federation, Chakotay is forced to send the Protostar back in time without him and his crew, stranding them in an alternative future. The voice of Captain Chakotay is courtesy of Robert Beltran, known for his many roles in theater, as well as Eating Raoul, Big Love, The Mystic Warrior, Trekkies, Miami Vice, Murder, She Wrote, Lois and Clark, Medium, 172 episodes of Star Trek Voyager, and numerous other films, TV series, and video games. He sounds just as good in Prodigy as he does in Voyager!