Despite being canceled by Paramount+ the creators of Star Trek: Prodigy are hopeful for a third season and beyond.
Star Trek has had as bad of a 2023 as it did a good 2022. Three shows have been canceled, and many fear a fourth show is going to end this year as well. There are concerns that the reported Star Trek film featuring Michelle Yeoh, Section 31, and the Star Trek: Starfleet Academy series could also meet their end as well thanks to the dueling actors and writer’s strike affecting Hollywood’s biggest studios.
The Kelvin Timeline films seem all but done, and the quality of Strange New Worlds’ season two dipped significantly, and things just aren’t good for the franchise right now as its parent company deals with staggering losses, forcing them to cancel shows like Star Trek: Prodigy, which was in mid-production for a new season that Paramount+ green-lit previously.
Now Prodigy is looking for a new home for its second season after Paramount+ abruptly changed its mind, putting the fear that any show, at any time can now be canceled. No one and nothing is safe anymore.
That hasn’t stopped Kevin and Dan Hageman from holding out hope for the future of the franchise.
Star Trek: Prodigy’s head honchos have hope for more seasons
Speaking at Star Trek: Las Vegas, the 57 Year-Mission events, brothers Kevin and Dan Hageman spoke to the crowd (via TrekMovie.com) about their hopes for the franchise going forward, with Kevin Hageman saying;
"My master hope, I want the show picked up. I want a season 3. I want Season 3 to set up an animated film series. Because why not? I think Star Trek needs to have an epic animated film series that have a new adventure every couple of years that the whole family can go see. I mean, it’s going be much easier to make that than some of these live action films that are much, much more expensive. Ours is on a budget."
And his brother Dan Hageman followed with;
"I want to add, at the end of season 1 it really helps set up what’s going on in season 2. The same thing is at the end of season 2, it really sets up a new story going into season 3. I remember I was so excited for fans to watch episode 20 from season 1, and I’m even more excited about you guys to see episode 40."
While a film series is certainly a lofty expectation, who knows if it’s an idea that can’t happen? Star Trek needs films, and they did say they want to focus on established IPs, so maybe Star Trek could make a comeback to theaters via Prodigy.