Popular animated series, Star Trek: Prodigy will be renewed for a second season Paramount+ announced ahead of the season 1 midseason finale.
Paramount+ also clarified that the first season of the show will comprise a total of 20 episodes. It was previously assumed that Prodigy had been picked up for two 10-episode seasons.
There has been strong viewership for the show following its premiere. According to Paramount+, the 28 October Star Trek: Prodigy debut had the top-performing premiere day out of any original animated kids series on the service.
Prodigy will take a short break after episode five streams on 18 November 2021. This is the day of Star Trek: Discovery’s season four will premiere. It will return on 6 January 2022 with new episodes streaming each week until the first half of season one wraps up on 3 February 2022 before Star Trek: Picard season 2 debuts. The 10-episode-long second half of season one will be available on Paramount+ at a later date in 2022, to be announced.
The CG-animated series Star Trek: Prodigy is the first Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences, and follows a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future. These six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered – a first in the history of the “Star Trek” franchise – but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.
Voice cast includes Kate Mulgrew (Hologram Kathryn Janeway), Brett Gray (Dal), Ella Purnell (Gwyn), Rylee Alazraqui (Rok-Tahk), Angus Imrie (Zero), Jason Mantzoukas (Jankom Pog), Dee Bradley Baker (Murf), John Noble (The Diviner) and Jimmi Simpson (Drednok).