Multiple A-List Celebs Join the Cast of ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’

Daveed Diggs, Jameela Jamil, Jason Alexander "Star Trek: Prodigy"

Paramount+ Daveed Diggs, Jameela Jamil, Jason Alexander "Star Trek: Prodigy"

The premiere of “Star Trek: Prodigy” is just a few weeks away, but the first season is not all that fans have to look forward to. All the way back in January, Kate Mulgrew, also known as Captain Kathryn Janeway, revealed that she was already recording for “Prodigy’s” second season during a video chat with a fan. So, fans have known for a while that “Prodigy” is getting a second season, even though it hasn’t been officially confirmed by Paramount+.

Further details about “Prodigy’s” second season have been non-existent. Until Sunday. During the “Prodigy” panel at New York Comic Con on Sunday, October 10, co-showrunners Dan and Kevin Hageman announced the names of multiple A-list celebrities who will be joining the cast in upcoming seasons.

Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil, best known for her role as Tahani on “The Good Place,” will be joining the cast as Ensign Asencia. Her character will be a Trill, a well-known Trekverse species that consists of both hosts and symbiotes. The showrunners didn’t reveal whether her character would be a joined Trill or an unjoined Trill.

Jason Alexander

Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander will also join the cast of the newest show in the “Star Trek” franchise. He’ll be playing an adult Tellarite, the same species Jankom Pog, named Doctor Noum. If the Protostar is anything like the Voyager, Noum could be an Emergency Medical Hologram like The Doctor, programmed into the ship. However, no additional details were given, so that’s just speculation.

Alexander isn’t new to the “Star Trek” franchise though. And it’s not his first time interacting with Janeway either. Alexander appeared in the “Star Trek: Voyager” episode “Think Tank.” He played an alien of an unknown species who was part of a group of beings that traveled the galaxy offering fixes to people’s problems… for the right price, of course.

Daveed Diggs

Daveed Diggs, best known for his role as Marquis de Lafayette in the hit musical “Hamilton,” will join the cast as an adult Andorian named Commander Tysess. It’s unclear whether he’ll be a commissioned Starfleet officer.

If he is, it will be very interesting to see how a Starfleet commander made it out to the Delta Quadrant. Perhaps on board the Protostar? Or perhaps the second season won’t take place in the Delta Quadrant at all. Right now, anything is possible.

Robert Beltran

Fans already knew that Robert Beltran would be back for “Prodigy.” The actor made the announcement, perhaps unofficially, at the “Star Trek” convention in Las Vegas earlier this year. During the panel on Sunday, the Hageman brothers confirmed that Beltran would be back and that he would be playing Captain Chakotay.

They didn’t give any details about how the crew of the Protostar will meet Captain Chakotay. If the second season of the show does take place in the Alpha Quadrant instead of the Delta Quadrant, they could meet him there. Or, like Janeway, he could be a hologram aboard the Protostar.

More details about the next season are sure to come after the premiere of season one. The first episode drops at midnight Pacific Time/3 am Eastern Time on Thursday, October 28.

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