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The unlucky elimination of Star Trek: Prodigy from Paramount+ earlier this 12 months hasn’t been a killing blow for the workforce on the animated sequence, who proceed to work on ending the beforehand greenlit season two within the hopes that the present can discover a house elsewhere. However what then? It’s not essentially the top of the present solely.

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Talking to TrekMovie lately concerning the present’s unceremonious erasure from Paramount+—and the streamer’s simultaneous resolution 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 among the preliminary confusion concerning 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 preserve going past that.

“There was a whole lot of confusion as a result of it was form of introduced alongside various reveals that had been I imagine, 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 energetic,” the producer continued. “There may be 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 ultimately I feel we are able to count on some excellent information.”

That religion is one thing that has been keenly felt by Prodigy’s manufacturing workforce 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 would possibly 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 among the most passionate folks on the market,” Waltke mentioned of the fandom’s response to Prodigy’s present predicament. “There’s an incredible 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 would possibly make any form of resolution about Star Trek Prodigy’s destiny—and its potential future—some time off, however at the least the workforce behind it has excessive hopes the Voyager-A will get out of spacedock in some unspecified time in the future.

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