Star Trek: Prodigy, the fan-favorite animated series, is beaming onto Netflix after getting canceled by Paramount+.
Star Trek: Prodigy fans, rejoice! The series is boldly going to Netflix after its Paramount+ cancellation! The second season of Prodigy was halfway through production when Paramount pulled the plug, leaving fans floating among the stars with oxygen supplies steadily depleting. Thankfully, Netflix is picking up the previously aired first season with plans to air the second season once production is complete. Season one of Star Trek: Prodigy beams onto Netflix later this year, with the completed sophomore season coming in 2024.
Paramount+ kicked Star Trek: Prodigy out a pod bay door to take advantage of tax-write-offs alongside other series like Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, The Game, and Queen of the Universe. Prodigy’s move to Netflix after Star Trek fans launched a GoFundMe campaign asking for the show’s return. In an elaborate bid to executives, fans organized a plane flight with banners over the offices of several streamers to get the show picked up.
Developed by Kevin and Dan Hageman and produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and CBS Studios, the CG-animated series Star Trek: Prodigy is the first Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences and follows a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future. These six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered – a first in the history of the Star Trek franchise – but throughout their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents. The voice cast includes 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).
Star Trek: Prodigy is considered a gem by many fans with kids. The animated series gives fans of disparate ages something to enjoy together, with all the action, drama, and exploration that make the franchise a lasting part of the pop culture zeitgeist. With Star Trek: Prodigy coming to Netflix, parents can add the show to their lineup of parent-approved entertainment for their Trekkies in training.