The cancellation of Star Trek: Prodigy remains a thorn in the side for fans of the series.
When fans learned Star Trek: Prodigy had been cancelled, they were flummoxed as the series had been quite popular with more than just kids. Adults loved the show, too. (I’m one of them.) A demand for the show’s renewal swept social media, and it didn’t take long for the hashtag #savestartrekprodigy to begin trending on Twitter. Fans wanted their show to be renewed, and at the moment, they weren’t feeling very optimistic.
The creators of the series, Kevin and Dan Hageman, on the other hand, though initially disappointed, were hopeful. In a surprising interview with Trekcore, the Hagemans revealed that they are stubborn optimists who felt hopeful after digesting the news. On top of that, they began thinking that the cancellation could be a good thing, which is something fans weren’t seeing at the time.
Cancellation could allow Star Trek: Prodigy to reach more viewers
The creators want Prodigy to find a wider audience, to be used to draw more people to Trek, and they believe that finding a new home for the series could “open up new opportunities to get people who aren’t usually watching Star Trek to see Prodigy.”
"DAN: Hope, right. And not just hope, but a thought that “This could be good! This could help the show!” You know, finding a new home could open up new opportunities to get people who aren’t usually watching Star Trek to see Prodigy. We want our show to find a wider audience —"
And that could very well happen if Prodigy finds a home on a larger streaming channel like Netflix or Amazon. With any new aquisition, the channels are bound to spend advertising dollars to spread the word to viewers, and that can only help the show. With the second season almost finished, Prodigy is ready to go, and with all the work essentially done, it’s easy to see why the Hagemans are optimistic about Prodigy’s chances for finding a new home.