As reported by the official Star Trek site, it was announced on Monday that an impressive trifecta of cast members joins the “Star Trek: Prodigy” voyage. “Hamilton” star Daveed Diggs adds his vocal talents to the Paramount+ show as Commander Tysess. Additionally, Jameela Jamil, a former resident of “The Good Place,” appears as Ensign Asencia. Both Diggs and Jamil are seasoned voice actors, with recent notable roles including Apple TV+’s “Central Park” and Netflix’s “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous,” respectively.
The show will also be boarded by comedy icon and “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander, who rounds out the group of new characters as Doctor Noum. No stranger to the Federation himself, Alexander previously appeared on the “Star Trek” franchise show “Star Trek: Voyager.” He popped up in one Season 5 episode as the character Kurros (via IMDb). Along with these aforementioned stars, Robert Beltran will return as Janeway’s former number two, Chakotay.
It’s a testament to the show just what kind of talent “Star Trek: Prodigy” is obtaining before its release. You’ll be able to see them all in action when the hour-long debut episode premieres on October 28 on Paramount+.