Star Trek: Prodigy creators are okay with following in the footsteps of The Original Series


Star Trek: Prodigy was saved after Paramount+ cancelled the freshman animated series last year. A massive fan campaign resulted in Netflix picking it up for a second season, and the first season is already streaming. There isn't a release date yet for that second season, but it should be some time this year (fingers crossed). Even with that second season, though, there's no guarantee the series will be renewed for a third, but the creators of the series, Kevin and Dan Hageman, are okay if the series follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, Star Trek: The Original Series.

The Original Series suffered from lackluster ratings, and a second season wasn't initially a sure thing. It did manage to eke out a second, but cancellation was nigh when John and Bjo Trimble undertook a letter writing campaign to keep the series on the air for a third season. The Original Series went from there to an animated series then on to six movies that finally ended in 1991, twenty-five years after the series originally began.

Kevin Hageman told Collider [via Bleeding Cool] that if there is a season three, that's great, but, if not, there might be other options like an animated feature or even a live-action feature, which would put the series on the same track as The Original Series. And it'd be really cool to see the crew of Prodigy in a live-action film!

" I really hope and pray that when I look in hindsight at 'Star Trek: Prodigy,' we were following in the footsteps of the original series. Where, yes, we were canceled, the fans fought, we got brought back, and then there was new life, you know? Even with feature films and stuff like, you know, I think there's that hope. If we can get the people to watch, maybe it's a Season 3, maybe it's not. Maybe it's an animated feature. Maybe someday, a live-action feature."

Kevin Hageman

In the meantime, though, there are things the duo wants to do for season three if Prodigy is renewed, one of which is a two-hour long movie during the course of the season. Being that the episodes are less than thirty minutes each, that would essentially be four episodes in one, which would be a lot of story to tell! And fans would be onboard for it.

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