Star Trek: Prodigy's debut on Netflix proves that the series was mishandled by Paramount+

Star Trek: Prodigy is proving its value already.

Pictured: Brett Gray as Dal of the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Prodigy . Photo Cr: Nickelodeon/Paramount+ ©2021, All Rights Reserved.
Pictured: Brett Gray as Dal of the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Prodigy . Photo Cr: Nickelodeon/Paramount+ ©2021, All Rights Reserved. /
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Star Trek is back on Netflix after Paramount took all of it off the service following the creation of CBS All-Access and its replacement app, Paramount+. Struggling to find success for years, the service has resorted to leasing property to other streaming services and outright canceling shows that aren't making enough money. Star Trek: Prodigy was one of these shows, getting canceled after one season despite strong fan support.

Prodigy wasn't making enough money for the franchise, as it was tied to a toy deal that ultimately failed, as Playmates cited poor sales in their Star Trek action figure line as a reason for ending the line. The show found itself without a home due to this and went looking for a new place that would stream its show.

A show that was already in the middle of production on a new season. That's where Netflix stepped in. In a deal fans should get used to seeing, Paramount+ gave up the rights to the first season and all future seasons of the show to Netflix, who picked up the show and is positioning it for future success.

The first season launched on Christmas Day 2023 to a huge show of support. According to TrekMovie.com, the series has already found itself in the Top 6 of the most-watched kids shows on Netflix. And considering Netflix's audience trounces Paramount+ significantly, it's very likely that Prodigy will find itself making new fans at a much higher clip than it ever would have on Paramount+.

Seeing Prodigy, arguably the best of the new Star Trek shows since 2017, getting a second life and succeeding is a wonderful thing to see. Hopefully, the rumored seven season story-arc the creators have crafted gets a chance to come to fruition with the new partnership with Netflix.

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