Despite not even airing a single episode yet, Star Trek: Prodigy has been greenlit for a second season and will see Kate Mulgrew return for it.
Star Trek: Prodigy is set to premiere sometime in 2021 on Nickelodeon. The show will feature the return of Kate Mulgrew to the Star Trek franchise as the famed character Kathryn Janeway, the very same Janeway who captained the U.S.S. Voyager their the Delta Quadrant. The show has no cast announced, there hasn’t been a trailer made, and short of a logo and Mulgrew’s return to the series, the new animated show has nothing known about it.
Except that it’s apparently getting a second season.
Mulgrew confirmed that the series is already greenlit for a second season to Twitter user @jemabean1 in an interview. Along with confirming that the second season is about to begin production, but that she’ll be returning for it as well.
This seems to be the trend for all Star Trek series to get a two-season launch regardless of viewership or expenses. Picard got a second season before the first was formally released, and the other animated series, Lower Decks, also had a second season shoehorned in before the series properly got released.
For Prodigy to get back Mulgrew for a second season may show how much she’s involved in the show, and that it might be more than just a minor role. At least most are hoping it’s more than just a minor role.
If the series does well on Nickelodeon, there’s the chance they can add more Star Trek content to their schedule. After all, they are dipping into more science fiction/fantasy based shows. Shows like Henry Danger, The Astronauts, and Power Rangers all were or are cornerstones of the network.
Prodigy will look to continue the legacy of more adventure shows for the network.