The second half of Star Trek: Prodigy season 1 has yet to premiere on Paramount +, but stars Brett Gray and Ella Purnell are already anticipating the season one finale. The first 10 episodes of Star Trek: Prodigy were streamed in late 2021 and early 2022 on Paramount +, followed by the animated series that aired on Nickelodeon. Famous actors joining Gray and Purnell in the cast of Star Trek: Prodigy in season 1.5 are John Noble, Jason Mantzoukas, Jameela Jamil, Jason Alexander and Daveed Diggs. Kate Mulgrew, meanwhile, plays the dual roles of Hologram Janeway and Vice Admiral Kathryn Janeway.
Star Trek: Prodigy season 1.5 picks up from the final midseason cliffhanger. Dal, Gwyn and their messy, teenage alien crew have ultimately defeated and escaped the evil Diviner (John Noble) and plan to meet up with Starfleet. But they don’t know that the Diviner has hidden a terrible weapon aboard the USS Protostar that will destroy Starfleet. Meanwhile, Vice Admiral Janeway has arrived in the Delta Quadrant aboard the USS Dauntless to search for the Protostar and the missing Captain Chakotay (Robert Beltran). Admiral Janeway is unaware that Chakotay’s experimental spaceship is now under the control of a group of alien children.
In Screen Rant’s interview with Brett Gray and Ella Purnell on Star Trek: Prodigy season 1.5 during New York Comic Con, we asked the actors what they are most excited for audiences to see. While remaining spoiler-free, Purnell and Gray did not hesitate to share their excitement for the “epic” finale of the first season of Star Trek: Prodigy:
Screen Rant: Guys, do you have a favorite moment or something that you can’t wait for everyone to see in the next series of episodes?
Ella Purnell: I have many.
Brett Gray: Me too.
Ella Purnell: I mean, the season finale is so intense. And she answers some of the questions, but actually raises more questions that, you know, any good ending will do. There are so many moments. It’s hard to say. But the ending takes the cake for me.
Brett Gray: Yeah, the ending is pretty epic. (laughs)
Star Trek: Prodigy has captivated audiences of children and adults alike
Star Trek: Prodigy has already fulfilled its mission of introducing Star Trek to a new generation of younger fans. At NYCC, executive producer Rod Roddenberry expressed the most common reaction to Prodigy, citing that at first he was reluctant to watch it because it was a “children’s show”. But Roddenberry was quickly won over by the show’s stunning CGI animation, excellent voice acting and intriguing writing that holds true to Star Trek’s values and themes. In fact, Star Trek: Prodigy has quickly established itself as one of the best in the current Star Trek series on Paramount +. This is thanks to the writing team led by series creators Kevin and Dan Hageman and Aaron Waltke, director Ben Hibon and the animation team, and the fantastic cast led by Kate Mulgrew, Brett Gray and Ella Purnell.
There is certainly a lot to expect before the Star Trek: Prodigy season one finale. The cast and creators of the show teased the appearances of Romulans, Klingons and Borg at the NYCC. Additionally, Prodigy season 1.5 will bring back legacy characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Outrageous Okona (Billy Campbell) and Admiral Edward Jellico (Ronny Cox), who will be Vice Admiral Janeway’s Starfleet foil. . There are sure to be even more surprises and excitement as Star Trek: Prodigy approaches the conclusion of its acclaimed Season 1.
Star Trek: Prodigy season 1 returns October 27 on Paramount +.