Star Trek: Prodigy is working on their second season as we speak but how far along are they?
At Star Trek: Las Vegas, aka the 57-Year Mission Convention, the crew behind Star Trek: Prodigy took the stage to talk to fans about their future. Unlike other shows like Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, whose third season is confirmed (but that no longer means anything), and Star Trek; Discovery, whose fifth season is the last of the series, Prodigy’s future is up in the air.
The show was renewed quickly for a second season, and while it was a success, earning high praise and getting a lot of interactions and views, the show was canceled after the season two order due to Paramount+ hemorrhaging money. A tax credit was used by the streaming service that could only be used if Paramount+ canceled specific shows. Prodigy became one of the shows thereby canceled so Paramount+ could shrink their tax bill.
This put the state of the show in limbo, and despite not having a home to broadcast on, the production team is still pushing to make the show.
This led Aaron Waltke, Prodigy’s co-executive producer, to speak on their situation at Star Trek: Las Vegas (viaTrekMovie.com), revealing they were very close to finishing production on the show, saying;
"CBS Studios and Secret Hideout are nothing but supportive. We are continuing to make the show. We have 10 episodes in the can and 10 more that’ll be done by the end of the year. Man, the episodes look phenomenal."
Star Trek: Prodigy doesn’t have a lot of options to land on
Outside of a place like Netflix or Hulu, there isn’t a channel or streaming service that caters to their situation or will want to do business with direct rivals. While they believe they will land a new home to the certainty of “99%”, it’s far more likely the show gets released via direct to DVD at this point.