The unfortunate removal of Star Trek: Prodigy from Paramount+ earlier this 12 months hasn’t been a killing blow for the crew on the animated sequence, who proceed to work on ending the previously greenlit season two within the hopes that the present can discover a house elsewhere. However what then? It’s not essentially the tip of the present totally.
Chatting with TrekMovie lately in regards to 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 levels of manufacturing—govt producer Aaron Waltke mentioned a few of the preliminary confusion in regards to the state of affairs, and the way Prodigy doesn’t simply have an opportunity to discover a new house for its sophomore season, however probably one that would see the sequence maintain going past that.
“There was lots of confusion as a result of it was form of introduced alongside plenty of reveals that had been I consider, 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 purchasing it round for the potential for extra episodes and licensing,’” Waltke instructed TrekMovie.
“ I feel there’s nothing stopping them from paying for extra episodes. I feel the query now’s simply who’s paying for it? However from what I perceive the talks are lively,” the producer continued. “There’s some constructive trending, however offers like this take a really very long time, as you’ll be able to think about. All I can do is rather like sustain the motion, maintain the religion, and finally I feel we will count on some superb information.”
That religion is one thing that has been keenly felt by Prodigy’s manufacturing crew due to a vociferously passionate and ongoing fan motion to maintain the sequence going. Rallying beneath 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 (presently picketed) studios and networks under may listen and provides Prodigy a house.
“I feel Star Trek followers greater than anybody don’t prefer it whenever you mess with their reveals. I feel they’re a few of the most passionate individuals on the market,” Waltke stated of the fandom’s response to Prodigy’s present predicament. “There’s an awesome legacy in Star Trek of efforts to maintain the motion relationship 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 form of legacy has been resuscitated for our present is a deep honor.”
The continued unprecedented labor motion in Hollywood may make any form of choice about Star Trek Prodigy’s destiny—and its potential future—some time off, however not less than the crew behind it has excessive hopes the Voyager-A will get out of spacedock sooner or later.
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