Prodigy’ Season 2 Strikes to Netflix After Paramount+ Axing

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By Calvin S. Nelson

“Star Trek: Prodigy” Season 2 is warping its method to Netflix.

The animated youngsters’ collection set within the “Star Trek” universe initially aired on Paramount+ and Nickelodeon starting in 2021. It was renewed for a second season, however Paramount introduced they have been scrapping the second season and eradicating the primary season from Paramount+ in June 2023.

The primary season of “Prodigy” will debut on Netflix later this 12 months, with the second season slated to premiere on the streaming big in 2024.

With this transfer, “Prodigy” would be the first new “Star Trek” collection to air exterior of the Paramount ecosystem for the reason that revamped “Star Trek” TV universe launched with “Star Trek: Discovery” in 2017.

Per the official description of “Prodigy,” the present follows “a motley crew of younger aliens who should determine easy methods to work collectively whereas navigating a larger galaxy, seeking a greater future. These six younger outcasts know nothing concerning the ship they’ve commandeered – a primary within the historical past of the ‘Star Trek’ franchise – however over the course of their adventures collectively, they’ll every be launched to Starfleet and the beliefs it represents.”

The voice solid contains: Kate Mulgrew as Hologram Kathryn Janeway, Brett Grey 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. Additionally featured within the collection are recurring voice solid members Daveed Diggs as Commander Tysess, Jameela Jamil as Ensign Asencia, Jason Alexander as Physician Noum, Robert Beltran as Captain Chakotay, and Billy Campbell as Thadiun Okona.

Kevin and Dan Hageman developed the collection together with Alex Kurtzman and his staff at Secret Hideout. The Hagemans additionally function showrunners and govt producers. Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth additionally govt produce. Ben Hibon directs, govt produces, and serves because the inventive lead of the collection. Aaron Waltke and Patrick Krebs additionally function co-executive producers.The collection is produced by CBS Studios’ Eye Animation Productions, Nickelodeon Animation, Secret Hideout, and Roddenberry Leisure.

“Thanks to our unimaginable ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ followers, who championed not only a present however a neighborhood that’s at all times been linked by the assumption that we construct a greater future collectively,” Kurtzman and the Hagemans mentioned in a joint assertion. “We got down to encourage you however you impressed us. The staff continues to be laborious at work on the second season, and we will’t wait to share it with the wonderful followers around the globe.”

Paramount has plenty of “Star Trek” exhibits in varied states of manufacturing. It was beforehand introduced that “Discovery” can be ending with its upcoming fifth season, whereas each “Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds” and “Star Trek: Decrease Decks” had been renewed forward of their new season premieres. “Star Trek: Picard” just lately ended with its third season, whereas a “Part 31” streaming film occasion starring Michelle Yeoh and a “Starfleet Academy” collection are presently within the works.

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