We haven’t seen the end of Star Trek: Prodigy even though the series was cancelled by Paramount+
Star Trek: Prodigy fans were gutted when Paramount+ cancelled the series, especially since it had already been renewed for season two, which is almost complete. Those of us who love the show want to know what will happen to Dal and his crew, whether Admiral Janeway will find Captain Chakotay, and if Gwyn will be successful in her quest to prevent a civil war. And according to John Van Citters, Paramount’s Vice President of Star Trek Brand Development [via Trekmovie], the company hasn’t given up on Prodigy.
At the Star Trek animation panel at San Diego Comic Con, Van Citters said this wasn’t the end of the story for Prodigy. He reaffirmed that season two is still in production and that everyone is working hard to finish it while the execs are working to find Prodigy a new home.
"“First and foremost, I don’t think we could have a panel celebrating Star Trek animation without addressing kind of the 800-pound Rok-tahk in the room, Star Trek: Prodigy. We all know that Prodigy is not currently available on Paramount+. But this isn’t the end of the story for Prodigy. Season 2 is still in production. The creative team is working hard to finish what is a great storyline and we’re working to find Prodigy a new home.”"
Star Trek: Prodigy isn’t over yet as Paramount exec promises we have more to come from this crew.
Reassuring fans, Van Citters said this won’t be the end of Dal, Gwyn, Roh-tahk, Zero, and especially not Murf. This crew is still considered part of the Star Trek family.
"“I personally love Star Trek: Prodigy having known what Hageman’s and everyone been working on for years. This won’t be the end of Dal, Gwyn, Rok-tahk, Zero, and especially not Murf. As you know, he is indestructible. They’re still part of Star Trek. They are part of the canon. They always will be… Star Trek and its fans are always full of surprises. This is a universe that is filled with hope and possibility. And the crewmembers of the Protostar are absolutely perfect examples of that. This will not be the end of that crew.”"
With so many streaming channels available now, there are plenty of options for Prodigy. That’s not to say that finding a home will be easy; however, a Star Trek property that has a built-in fan contingent has to be more attractive than a brand-new show that hasn’t yet found its rhythm.
Prodigy brought more than great stories to fans; it taught important lessons and encouraged teamwork and productivity. It bridged the gap between young and older viewers and introduced the world of Star Trek to newcomers. And it showed viewers a world where everyone was welcome. So finding this series a new home isn’t something that just has to be done; it needs to be done.