Prodigy Might Go on for Extra Seasons at a New House

The unfortunate removal of Star Trek: Prodigy from Paramount+ earlier this 12 months hasn’t been a killing blow for the group on the animated sequence, who proceed to work on ending the previously greenlit season two within the hopes that the present can discover a residence elsewhere. However what then? It’s not essentially the top of the present completely.

Talking to TrekMovie lately concerning the show’s unceremonious erasure from Paramount+—and the streamer’s simultaneous choice to stroll again its earlier greenlight for season two of the animated sequence, which at that time was within the latter phases of manufacturing—government producer Aaron Waltke mentioned a few of the preliminary confusion concerning the state of affairs, and the way Prodigy doesn’t simply have an opportunity to discover a new residence for its sophomore season, however probably one that might see the sequence hold going past that.

“There was a variety of confusion as a result of it was type of introduced alongside numerous reveals that had been I imagine, formally cancelled, however on the backside of a few of these articles [reporting Prodigy’s removal], you noticed the caveat of like, ‘Oh, we’re truly nonetheless producing our present and we’re procuring it round for the potential for extra episodes and licensing,’” Waltke informed TrekMovie.

“ I feel there’s nothing stopping them from paying for extra episodes. I feel the query now could be simply who’s paying for it? However from what I perceive the talks are energetic,” the producer continued. “There’s some constructive trending, however offers like this take a really very long time, as you possibly can think about. All I can do is rather like sustain the motion, hold the religion, and ultimately I feel we are able to anticipate some excellent information.”

That religion is one thing that has been keenly felt by Prodigy’s manufacturing group because of a vociferously passionate and ongoing fan motion to maintain the sequence going. Rallying below the hashtag #SaveStarTrekProdigy on social media, fan campaigners lately even managed to fund an aerial banner selling the sequence over the skies of Los Angeles, hoping the (at the moment picketed) studios and networks under may listen and provides Prodigy a house.

“I feel Star Trek followers greater than anybody don’t prefer it once you mess with their reveals. I feel they’re a few of the most passionate individuals on the market,” Waltke mentioned of the fandom’s response to Prodigy’s present predicament. “There’s an important legacy in Star Trek of efforts to maintain the motion courting all the way in which to Bjo and John Trimble [two key figures in the fan letter writing campaign that saw the original Star Trek renewed for a third and ultimately final season]. So the truth that that type of legacy has been resuscitated for our present is a deep honor.”

The continued unprecedented labor motion in Hollywood may make any type of choice about Star Trek Prodigy’s destiny—and its potential future—some time off, however not less than the group behind it has excessive hopes the Voyager-A will get out of spacedock in some unspecified time in the future.

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