Star Trek Series Running For Seven Seasons?

By Douglas Helm | Published

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Star Trek: Prodigy went on quite the unexpected journey this year, from being canceled to being saved by Netflix. While writers and executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman once thought their show was over, now they’re ready to potentially continue the series for at least seven seasons.

The duo sat down with Collider to talk about the future of the show, saying, “If we’re lucky enough to go to Season 3, I’m really excited about where the show can go,” adding, “We wrote this thing to go seven seasons at least.”

Seven Seasons Of Star Trek: Prodigy Are Planned Out

This will be music to the ears of Star Trek: Prodigy fans, as the underrated animated series gives us a different side of the Star Trek universe that fans have latched onto since the beginning. The series follows a group of aliens who escape imprisonment and steal a seemingly abandoned Starfleet vessel. The hodgepodge team must work together with a hologram of Captain Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) to make it back to the Alpha Quadrant.

Season 2 Saved By Netflix

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Star Trek: Prodigy started at Paramount+ with all of the other current Star Trek series before finding its new home at Netflix. The series will hit the streamer on December 25, so Netflix watchers can catch up before Season 2 releases some time in 2024. During the interview, the Hagemans revealed that they are finishing up production on episode 18 of the 20-episode season, so hopefully, we’ll be seeing the season in early 2024.

More Seasons Aren’t A Sure Thing Yet

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While there’s no guarantee of Netflix greenlighting Star Trek: Prodigy for a third season, the Hagemans have prepared for that possibility. Dan Hageman said that the finale of Season 2 provides “a nice wrap-up,” so fans will at least get a satisfying ending if Netflix decides that one additional season is enough. However, the fact that fans lobbied so hard for the series to come back means that Season 2 will hopefully get the viewers it needs to let the Hagemans bring their seven-plus season plan to fruition. 

A Show For Trek Younglings

Star Trek: Prodigy occupies a unique space in the Star Trek universe, as it has characters from previous series to make long-time fans happy along with being the only show in the current Star Trek lineup that is made with younger audiences in mind. In fact, it’s actually the first Star Trek show to do this. It’s certainly something that has been needed in the Star Trek franchise for a long time, so Trekkie parents have something to watch with their kids.

New Episodes Release Christmas Day

The one lingering question about Star Trek: Prodigy is how the Netflix save may affect the crossover potential of the series. The series is part of executive producer Alex Kurtzman’s ever-growing Star Trek Universe, meaning it could potentially crossover with other series in the universe, like the recent Star Trek: Lower Decks and Strange New Worlds crossover.

While Paramount doesn’t seem to mind Netflix picking up its canceled show, it’ll be interesting to see if a Paramount+ show would be able to crossover with a Netflix show.In any case, Star Trek: Prodigy is saved, and fans are happy.

You can stream season one of the series when it hits Netflix on December 25. Stay tuned to find out when the second season will drop in 2024.Source: Collider

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