We now have confirmation that the animated series Star Trek: Prodigy will return this year, making 2023 another big year for original Star Trek on Paramount+.
Star Trek: Prodigy breaks up its 20-episode seasons into 10-episode volumes and the second half of season one wrapped up in the last week of 2022. Now Paramount+ has confirmed the return of the series in 2023. The news comes from a brand new promo highlighting what’s coming for Paramount+ with Showtime in 2023. This included a shot of some footage from Prodigy season one with the message “New season streaming this year.”
In a January panel, Prodigy executive producers said they hoped the second season would get a 2023 debut, but Kevin Hageman noted “We don’t even know when it’s going to get released.” Ben Hibon said at the time that production was “in full swing,” with different episodes of the 20-episode season at different stages of completion, but at the time they were already doing the final mix on the first two episodes.
Another big year for Trek
This confirmation from Paramount+ means that 2023 is shaping up to be much like 2022, with up to fifty total episodes of new original Star Trek. Things kick off next week with the debut of the third season of Picard. It has previously been confirmed that in 2023 Paramount+ will stream the second season of Strange New Worlds, the fourth season of Lower Decks, and the fifth season of Discovery.
It is expected that the second season of Prodigy will also be broken into 10-episode volumes, so the second half of the season is likely to debut in 2024.
Here is the new Paramount+ promo, which also highlights Star Trek: Picard season 3.
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