Netflix Saves Star Trek: Prodigy, Confirms a Second Season in the Works




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Star Trek: Prodigy is coming out of streaming hypersleep and heading to Netflix. 

After only one season, Paramount+ canceled Star Trek: Prodigy and removed the series from its content library in June. Now, Netflix is picking up the animated show and bringing it back for a second season. The first season is coming to Netflix later this year. A spokesperson for the company told Cord Cutters News that a second season is in the works, which will debut next year.

Show creators also took to social media to confirm the show is being revived.

“Thank you to our incredible Star Trek: Prodigy fans, who championed not just a show, but a community that’s always been connected by the belief that we build a better future together,” creators Dan and Kevin Hageman posted on X. “We set out to inspire you, but you inspired us. The team is still hard at work on the second season, and we can’t wait to share it with the amazing fans around the world.”

Moving to Netflix will make Prodigy the first Star Trek series to detach from Paramount’s orbit and land on a new streaming home. The show is also the first Star Trek series aimed at kids. A crew of six young aliens tries to work together to “navigate a greater galaxy, in search of a better future” by commandeering a spaceship known to all but them as Starfleet. 

The series stars Kate Mulgrew (Hologram Kathryn Janeway), Brett Gray (Dal), Ella Purnell (Gwyn), Rylee Alazraqui (Rok-Tahk), Angus Imrie (Zero), Jason Mantzoukas (Jankom Pog), Dee Bradley Baker (Murf), John Noble (The Diviner), and Jimmi Simpson (Drednok). Daveed Diggs (Commander Tysess), Jameela Jamil (Ensign Asencia), Jason Alexander (Doctor Noum), Robert Beltran (Captain Chakotay), and Billy Campbell (Thadiun Okona) appear as recurring characters.

The series won an “Outstanding Achievement in Family Programming” at the 2023 TCA Awards. At the 2022 Children’s and Family Emmy Award, Prodigy earned a nomination for “Outstanding Animated Series,” and production designer Alessandro Taini won an award for “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation.”

Gene Roddenberry created Star Trek more than 55 years ago with the release of Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. Since then, the crew has launched 11 television series, 13 films, and more than 8,000 episodes. 

Despite cutting Prodigy from its lineup, Paramount+ still has several Star Trek series in production.

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