The unfortunate removal of Star Trek: Prodigy from Paramount+ earlier this 12 months hasn’t been a killing blow for the staff 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 solely.
Chatting with TrekMovie just 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 residence for its sophomore season, however doubtlessly one that would see the sequence preserve going past that.
“There was a whole lot of confusion as a result of it was type of introduced alongside plenty of reveals that have 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 really nonetheless producing our present and we’re buying it round for the potential for extra episodes and licensing,’” Waltke informed TrekMovie.
“ I believe there’s nothing stopping them from paying for extra episodes. I believe the query now could be 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 may think about. All I can do is rather like sustain the motion, preserve the religion, and finally I believe we will count on some excellent information.”
That religion is one thing that has been keenly felt by Prodigy’s manufacturing staff because of a vociferously passionate and ongoing fan motion to maintain the sequence going. Rallying underneath the hashtag #SaveStarTrekProdigy on social media, fan campaigners just 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 believe Star Trek followers greater than anybody don’t prefer it while you mess with their reveals. I believe they’re a few of the most passionate folks on the market,” Waltke stated of the fandom’s response to Prodigy’s present predicament. “There’s an important legacy in Star Trek of efforts to maintain the motion relationship all the best way 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 continuing 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 at the least the staff behind it has excessive hopes the Voyager-A will get out of spacedock sooner or later.
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