Award-winning director and producer Ben Hibon (Codehunters) has been brought on deck to direct, co-executive produce and serve as the creative lead of Nickelodeon’s newest CG-animated series Star Trek: Prodigy.
The series will be part of the extended Star Trek universe following the announcement of another Star Trek animated series, Star Trek: Lower Decks. It follows the adventures of a group of rogue teens who chanced upon a derelict Starfleet ship. The show will revolve around their search for meaning and salvation. The series is slated to premiere on Nickelodeon in 2021.
Star Trek: Prodigy’s story was developed by Emmy Award-winning writer brothers Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters, LEGO Ninjago, Dragon’s Lair). The production will be overseen by Ramsey Naito, EVP, Animation Production and Development for Nickelodeon.
Ramsey Naito said (via Deadline),
Ben’s contributions to the world of animation are immeasurable, and we are so lucky to have his vision and creative genius on Star Trek: Prodigy. As an incredible storyteller and a world builder with a distinct vision, his original approach paired with this beloved property will bring the characters to life in a whole new way.”
Hibon himself has commented on his enthusiasm for the upcoming series too.
Getting the chance to work on an IP like Star Trek has been an incredible opportunity, particularly when partnered with the talented teams at Nickelodeon, CBS and Secret Hideout – who have been pushing the boundaries of what animation and serialized storytelling for younger audiences can deliver,”
Ben Hibon directed the animated Tale of Three Brothers sequence from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, which was nominated as part of Warner Bros’ VFX submission to the Academy Awards. Hibon also won the British Animation Award for the sequence along with David Yates.
With Hibon helming the animated series, we can be sure that Star Trek: Prodigy will be taking us for an incredible ride.