Netflix is bringing the animated series Star Trek: Prodigy to its content library. During Geeked Week, the streamer’s annual event showcasing exclusive news and sneak peeks of upcoming releases. The first season is set to debut on Christmas Day. If you are excited for the yet-to-be-seen season 2 in 2024 Netflix will release season 2.
Netflix picked up the series in October after Paramount+ Star Trek and a slew of other original programs would be removed from its content library in June as part of a cost cutting measure. A second season of the show was already commissioned before this decision but will find a new home on Netflix next year.
The move to Netflix marks the first Star Trek series to leave Paramount+. Prodigy is also the first Star Trek spinoff geared towards kids, following a crew of six young aliens who, unbeknownst to them, commandeer the legendary Starfleet and learn to navigate the galaxies. The series won Outstanding Achievement in Family Programming at the 2023 TCA Awards and was nominated for Outstanding Animated Series at the Children’s and Family Emmy Awards.
Star Trek: Prodigy stars Kate Mulgrew as Hologram Kathryn Janeway, Brett Gray as Dal, Ella Purnell as Gwyn, Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk, Angus Imrie as Zero, Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog, Dee Bradley Baker as Murf, John Noble as The Diviner, and Jimmi Simpson as Drednok. Several recurring characters fill out the cast, featuring Daveed Diggs as Commander Tysess, Jameela Jamil as Ensign Asencia, Jason Alexander as Doctor Noum, Robert Beltran as Captain Chakotay, and Billy Campbell as Thadiun Okona.
Star Trek debuted 55 years ago, created by Gene Roddenberry. The first episode, Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations, struck a chord with audiences and grew into a juggernaut franchise spanning 11 television series, 13 films, and more than 8,000 episodes and counting.
While Paramount+ will continue to stream other Star Trek content and has a few more series in the works, come Christmas, the only place fans can catch Prodigy will be Netflix.