Star Trek: Prodigy is the lone show so far to not receive a new season order.
Star Trek: Prodigy launched with a pretty good first season of episodes. The 20-episode order was split across the latter parts of 2021 and most of 2022, and showed the debut of the Protostar, a host of new characters, and the return of Kate Mulgrew and Robert Beltran to the franchise as Kathryne Janeway and Chakotay respectively.
The show also brought back other characters like Okona, and Admiral Jellico to the show, giving them a new audience to entertain. The show also went hand in hand with the revival line of Playmate action figures.
So it’s a bit surprising that when Strange New Worlds was officially announced for a third season on Tuesday, alongside Lower Deck’s fifth season order on the same day, Prodigy didn’t get picked up for a third season as well.
Prodigy is set to do another 20-episode season that should stretch from 2023 to 2024, so it stands to reason that the decision-makers in charge want to see more from the animated kids’ show before giving it another 20-episode order for season three.
When can Star Trek: Prodigy fans expect the second season to debut?
It looks like Star Trek will be airing shows back to back to back this year. Strange New Worlds is expected to debut on June 15, and it’ll run until the second week of August. After that, Lower Decks will be debuting its fourth season, and that’ll run for 10 weeks as well. Assuming Lower Decks debuts on Aug. 24, the week after Strange New Worlds wraps for the season, Prodigy could launch as early as the first Thursday in November.
Technically, winter doesn’t officially start until Dec. 23, but November often gets lumped into the same season, so Prodigy may launch right after Lower Decks ends for the season.