The Star Trek kid’s animation, dropped by Paramount+, will come to the rival streamer.
Despite previously positioning itself as the home of Star Trek, the streamer unceremoniously dropped the animation, along with other shows, in a cost-cutting measure as they ramped up to integrate Showtime content.
There was, naturally a fan outcry – Star Trek: Prodigy had released its first season, with a second almost complete.
Now, it’s been announced (via StarTrek.com) that Netflix is adding the show to its line-up. The streamer will have the 20-episode Season 1 later in 2023, with Season 2 following in 2024.
Incredible Star Trek: Prodigy Fans
With Star Trek head honcho Alex Kurtzman, co-showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman have thanked fans for their support, saying:
“Thank you to our incredible ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ fans, who championed not just a show, but a community that’s always been connected by the belief that we build a better future together. We set out to inspire you, but you inspired us. The team is still hard at work on the second season, and we can’t wait to share it with the amazing fans around the world.”
Kate Mulgrew added:
“I’ve always held that the Star Trek fan base is among the strongest and most intelligent in the world. They have shown their collective passion, and we’re happy to be able to celebrate Prodigy once again.”
In addition to Mulgrew, the core Star Trek: Prodigy voice cast includes Brett Gray as Dal, Ella Purnell as Gwyn, Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk, Angus Imrie as Zero, Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog, Dee Bradley Baker as Murf, John Noble as The Diviner and Jimmi Simpson as Drednok.
Plus, Daveed Diggs (Commander Tysess), Jameela Jamil (Ensign Asencia), Jason Alexander (Doctor Noum), Robert Beltran (Captain Chakotay) and Billy Campbell (Thadiun Okona) voice recurring characters.
The show comes from CBS Studios’ Eye Animation Productions, Nickelodeon Animation, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. The co-showrunners and executive producers are Kevin and Dan Hageman, along with Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth. Additionally, Ben Hibon directs, executive produces and is the show’s “creative lead.”
If you want a look ahead to Season 2 of the show, there’s a clip on StarTrek.com. It sees another Voyager returnee, as Robert Picardo reprises his role as the holographic Doctor.
We’ll keep you posted on Star Trek: Prodigy.