If you haven’t been able to tell, Star Trek is experiencing a boom. With multiple live-action shows going, a 4th movie coming soon, and multiple animated series, it’s a great time to be a fan of the sci-fi franchise. Star Trek Prodigy is a fun kid’s show that features a ragtag bunch of “strays” finding a Federation starship that just so happens to have an AI of legendary Capt. Kathryn Janeway on board. The role is being played for the first time in years by Kate Mulgrew.
People loved having her return as Janeway, and many hope that it’s not the last time we see her. Prodigy is currently unconfirmed for a second season and the second half of Season 1 is coming soon.
“Well, I think Picard is done, unless I’m quite mistaken,” Mulgrew notes. “I think they’ve finished, but it’s not likely that Janeway will show up on Picard. But who knows what will happen to her in the future? There seems to be, as I said to you earlier, a tremendous resurgence here, a rather vital one. So for the first time, I’m actually looking at it with new eyes. I wonder what would happen if Janeway were to come back to live-action.”
Given the growth that Star Trek is seeing, anything is possible.
“There are many more surprises in store [for Janeway], so I have to be careful,” Mulgrew says. “She is an admiral, but she is capable of surprising even herself, and what is coming will be entirely unexpected and will then turn into something pretty wonderful, taking this into an altogether new season for Janeway in her several incarnations.”