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Robert Beltran Is Officially Returning to Star Trek as Chakotay on ‘Prodigy’ + More Casting News

Robert Beltran Is Officially Returning To Star Trek As Chakotay On 'Prodigy'

Beltran is back

Robert Beltran is set to return to the Star Trek Universe as an animated version of Captain Chakotay. Announced by executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman during the Star Trek: Prodigy panel at New York Comic Con on Sunday, Beltran has been officially added to the cast.

Previously, Beltran eluded to the casting back in August, during the 55-Year Mission convention in Las Vegas. However, until now, the casting had not been confirmed by CBS.

'Prodigy' executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman announce Robert Beltran has been added to the cast at New York Comic Con
‘Prodigy’ executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman on stage at New York Comic Con

Beltran played Commander Chakotay on Star Trek: Voyager for all seven seasons of the fourth live-action Star Trek series.

More cast announcements

During the panel, the Hageman brothers announced some additional series guest stars, including Daveed Diggs as Commander Tysess, Jameela Jamil as Ensign Asencia, and Jason Alexander as Doctor Noum.

Daveed Diggs, Jameela Jamil, Jason Alexander, Robert Beltran
Daveed Diggs, Jameela Jamil, Jason Alexander, and Robert Beltran

New teaser video

Series star Kate Mulgrew showed off a new teaser spot during the panel, featuring herself as a holographic Kathryn Janeway.

Star Trek: Prodigy trailer

The trailer for Star Trek: Prodigy was first unveiled during the Paramount+ Star Trek Day streaming event in September.

Star Trek: Prodigy will premiere on October 28th on Paramount+, prior to being broadcast on Nickelodeon. The series stars Kate MulgrewBrett GrayElla PurnellAngus ImrieRylee AlazraquiDee Bradley BakerJason Mantzoukas, John Noble, and Jimmi Simpson and is being produced by Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman, along with Ben Hibon.

The first trailer for the series debuted in July during San Diego ComicCon@Home.

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  1. Herb Jerb

    October 12, 2021 at 8:04 am

    He was given a “battlefield commission” back to his original rank of Lt Cmdr. He would never have stayed in Starfleet upon returning to the Alpha Quadrant, let alone been promoted to Captain.

    • Matthew

      November 8, 2021 at 7:55 pm

      Why? The Marquis are gone and of all of them he embraced his Starfleet role the most. I’d say he would have stayed with Voyager.

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