In late June got here the information that Paramount+ had joined the likes of Max and Disney+ as one of many massive studio streaming providers to drag choose content material from its service as a tax write-off.
The largest of these excisions was the animated and younger adult-focused “Star Trek: Prodigy” which had solely simply completed airing its first season.
The studio reversed its choice on a season-two pickup after which, shortly afterwards, mentioned that they might full postproduction work on the collection forward of procuring it round for a brand new purchaser.
Regardless of being the one ‘Trek’ present to get pulled, the collection was reportedly doing effectively and so each followers and the present’s writers and producers had been caught off guard by the information.
The present’s co-head author and co-producer Aaron Waltke advised ScreenRant lately they had been in the midst of a promotion cycle once they received the unhealthy information:
“I imply, we discovered across the similar time as you. It was not a deliberate factor, as you may think about. Clearly, we had been doing the advertising push for season 2, planning to launch that winter and whatnot.
So it form of got here as a shock to all of us. The streaming panorama is in very a lot a transitional house proper now. So I feel everyone seems to be attempting to determine how their reveals can finest thrive and proceed.
The hope for a brand new streaming residence for ‘Prodigy’ is that we’ll get to showcase our present to so many different new audiences that won’t have seen it earlier than. You need to reside that ‘Star Trek’ optimism in actual life.”
Waltke additionally reveals the second season is a extra conventional “Trek” collection with sharper and extra outlined characters. The complete first season of “Star Trek: Prodigy” is presently accessible on VOD.