Star Trek: Prodigy will be released on Netflix on the best day possible.
For many, the sudden and shocking cancellation of Star Trek: Prodigy came out of nowhere. Fans everywhere, ourselves included, were shocked that Prodigy got the axe by Paramount despite the fact the second season was already approved, announced, and was in production. That’s right, Paramount tried to kill one of its own shows while it was already being recorded and animated.
It was a shocking move, but one that’s become far more commonplace in the modern-day Hollywood sphere. Movies are being filmed, edited, and screened, all for them to be thrown into a vault never to be released, while shows are being canceled after being renewed. It’s a mad time for creators in the film and television space.
Yet, despite Prodigy getting canceled, Netflix saved the show, picking up not only the second season but also taking the first season along with it to air as an exclusive property on Netflix.
And we now know when the first season will arrive on Netflix thanks to our own Rachel Carrington; Dec. 25, 2023, the most perfect day for a show like this to debut.
Considering the date will see a lot of families at home, opening up presents (hopefully Star Trek-themed gifts), and looking for ways to spend the usually cooler holiday season, a release of Star Trek on Netflix is great. Films released around these holidays usually do well because families are looking for something to do.
So why not celebrate Christmas with the gift of Star Trek?
Netflix will give Star Trek: Prodigy a second chance at success
Star Trek: Prodigy helped relaunch console games for Trek, as well as the Playmates toy line, things fans have been clamoring for. Clearly, Prodigy brought with it a massive line of support from manufacturers and advertising partners.
Now that Prodigy is going to be on an even bigger, more influential streaming service like Netflix, there’s a good chance that the fanbase that Paramount was hoping would embrace the series will actually materialize.
Netflix brings with it a certain youthful pulse, one that Paramount+ never had, and with the more youthful viewership already built into Netflix, a show like Prodigy may just be the type of property to blow up and get huge.
And we’re all hoping that is exactly what happens.