Star Trek: Prodigy got a second season and another 10 episodes for season one.
Star Trek: Prodigy is opening up the door to new fans of the franchise by giving younger fans an opportunity to experience Star Trek in a way that’s never been done before on television; through the eyes of non-Starfleet affiliated teenagers. It was a risk, especially with them putting the show in the Delta Quadrant, but to help medicate that risk they brought back Kate Mulgrew, who’s playing a holographic version of her iconic Voyager character, Captain Kathyrn Janeway.
The hologram Janeway was a big selling point for older fans and the bombastic and colorful character designs for the kids. The art was done in a way that makes the show feel like its own thing and not a ripoff of something more popular and all of these things have made for a great first season for the most part.
So great that Paramount+ (via TrekMovie.com) announced the first season of the show is getting 10 more episodes, making the first season 20 total episodes.
That’s not all, however, as the show is also greenlit for a second season as well.
Good news for Star Trek: Prodigy fans
The show getting 20 episodes for their first season and a second season order (of an unknown number of episodes) is a strong sign for the new era of Star Trek. Prodigy is the first show in the new crop of Trek shows that seems to promise a more hopeful and optimistic Trek; a return to the 90s era of the franchise. So Prodigy getting a second season order just a few weeks into their first season is good news for Trek, Prodigy, and the eventual series Strange New Worlds.
Prodigy is also expected to debut on Nickelodeon as well in the coming months, as well as be the first crop of new Playmate action figures when the toyline finally gets around to releasing the new figures.
With all of this happening to an animated series, just the third in Star Trek’s history, Prodigy could be a show that really shakes up things in a good way for the Star Trek brand.