Star Trek: Prodigy’s creators have reacted to the show’ cancelation.
Star Trek: Prodigy’s cancelation caught a lot of people off guard. It was a show that was doing well with folks. Fans loved it and it launched a lot of merchandise streams. The Playmates toy line came back because of Prodigy, and it also launched a video game to go along with the show.
It was one of the more engaged shows across its second season, even more so than Strange New Worlds according to some metrics. Yet, it was a very expensive show to produce and apparently the tax break that Paramount+ could get for cancellation it was a lot bigger than whatever the show was going to generate.
Otherwise, why produce the second season in the first place? That’s right, Prodigy still has a second season that not only got started on, but is signficantly along in the creation process to just stop.
Now the series is being shopped around for a new home, a new home that may not come.
Star Trek: Prodigy creators react to the show’s canelation
Dan and Kevin Hageman, Prodigy’s creators, were hit hard by the show’s cancelation and tweeted about it on their shared Twitter account.
The duo spoke about being optimistic about the future.
Before going on to talk about how they’re going to finish the second season.
"We have faith this show will be picked up by a new home to help grow our fervent fanbase and inspire the next generation of Star Trek fans. Our talented and passionate team of artists are working tirelessly to complete S2…"
Aaron J. Waltke, a co-producer on the show and a key contributor to the writing staff, also spoke about the show’s canelation;
It’s unclear what fans can expect from the series going forward, but when we find out news about it, we’ll update you.