Aimed at young ones, ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ to premier at MIPCOM on 12 October

The international premiere screening of new animated kids’ series Star Trek: Prodigy will be held at MIPCOM (the world’s largest entertainment content market) which is to be held between 11  to 14 October 2021 in Cannes. The premiere will take place on 12 October from 3:15 pm to 4.15 pm, Grand Auditorium, Palais des festivals.

ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group is responsible for the distribution of Star Trek: Prodigy. It debuts on Paramount+ in the US on 28 October with a one-hour premiere episode. It will also be available to stream on Paramount+ in international territories including Latin America, the Nordics and Australia.

Emmy Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman has developed the series. The CG-animated series Star Trek: Prodigy is the first “Star Trek” series aiming the younger audiences.  

The show will follow a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future. These six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered – a first in the history of the ‘Star Trek’ franchise – but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.

Star Trek: Prodigy is from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Studios’ new animation arm; Nickelodeon Animation Studio led by president of animation Ramsey Naito; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment.  

Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers. Kevin and Dan Hageman are co-showrunners. Ben Hibon is the director, co-executive producer and the creative lead of the all-new animated series.

Aaron Baiers also serves as co-executive producer. Claudia Spinelli is Nickelodeon’s animation development head. Kelley Gardner is serving as executive in charge of production on Star Trek: Prodigy for Nickelodeon. 

CBS Studios executive VP of streaming and cable series Stephanie Groves is overseeing the series.

The international premiere joins a world class line up of content showcases and screenings from global businesses including All3Media International (UK), BBC Studios (UK), Beta Film (Germany), KOCCA Korean Creative Content Agency (South Korea), MEC Moscow Export Center (Russia), Movistar (Spain), TVP Polish Public Television (Poland), U.S. Agency for Global Media & Current Time (USA) and ZDF Enterprises (Germany) are offering an exclusive look at the most-anticipated series and programmes across all genres from around the world at MIPCOM.