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Star Trek: Prodigy canceled at Paramount+, but may live on elsewhere

The second season will be completed by CBS Studios, which will then try to find a new home for the show

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Star Trek: Prodigy, the animated Trek series co-produced with Nickelodeon, is amongst four shows that have been canceled by Paramount+, and are due to be removed from the streaming service in the next few days.

Variety reports that Prodigy, alongside Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, Queen of the Universe, and The Game have all been dropped by the streamer, and will be removed ahead of the relaunch of Paramount+ as Paramount+ with Showtime on June 27. A Paramount spokesperson is quoted as saying that the streamer “want[s] to extend our thanks to our temendosly talented cast and crew and our producing partners for their passionate work and dedication on these programs, and we wish them all the best on their future endeavors.”

Work on the announced second season of Star Trek: Prodigy will be completed by CBS Studios, which will then be free to try to sell it to other outlets — marking a shift in Paramount’s attitude towards Star Trek as a franchise, with a previous selling point for Paramount+ being that all Trek was available on the platform.

It’s worth noting that Warner Bros. Discovery similarly canceled the animated Batman: Caped Crusader while selling it to other outlets; it was eventually picked up by Prime Video. Such a fate could await Star Trek: Prodigy.

The cancelation of Prodigy follows the end of Star Trek: Picard with its third season, and the announcement that Star Trek: Discovery would end with its fifth season. Meanwhile, both Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Lower Decks have been renewed for new seasons, and a new series Star Trek: Starfleet Academy is also in the works. There’s also a Michelle Yeoh-led Star Trek: Section 31 movie on the way, as well.

There really is a lot of Star Trek on the way, despite this news: You should go check out just how much.

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