Watch: First ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Season 2 Trailer Reveals New Classified Mission And A Time Paradox

We recently learned the second season of Star Trek: Prodigy was arriving on Netflix on July 1st, and now we have our first trailer. We also have new details on the season and key art.

New trailer!

This morning CBS Studios debuted the first official trailer for the second season of the animated kids’ (of all ages) series Star Trek: Prodigy, less than two weeks ahead of the Monday, July 1 debut with all 20 episodes.

Check it out…

Prodigy was developed by Emmy winners Kevin and Dan Hageman along with Alex Kurtzman to be the first Star Trek series specifically aimed at younger audiences. The animated series originally debuted in the fall of 2021 on Paramount+ with the first season of 20 episodes split into two parts, wrapping up in December 2022. After being removed by Paramount+, the show was picked up by Netflix, which re-released the first season last Christmas. After the Paramount+ removal, fans rallied behind a #SaveStarTrekProdigy campaign of the summer of 2023, including flying an airplane banner over the Hollywood offices of Netflix.

“We deeply appreciate our fans who have stood by us and our passionate crew who made this all possible. The work speaks for itself, but it’s the heart that will endure,” said co-showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman about the Season 2 release.

New synopsis and poster!

The first season of Prodigy follows a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future, with a little help from a hologram version of Kathryn Janeway (voiced by Voyager star Kate Mulgrew). Season 1 wrapped up with the young aliens arriving on Earth, becoming Starfleet trainees under the guidance of Vice Admiral Janeway (also voiced by Mulgrew).

Here is how CBS Studios is describing the story for the new season:

In Season 2, these six young outcasts who make up the Prodigy crew are assigned a new mission aboard the USS Voyager-A to rescue Captain Chakotay (voiced by Robert Beltran) and bring peace to Gwyn’s (voiced by Ella Purnell) home world. However, when their plan goes astray, it creates a time paradox that jeopardizes both their future and past.

The Prodigy voice cast includes Kate Mulgrew (Hologram Kathryn Janeway), Brett Gray (Dal), Ella Purnell (Gwyn), Rylee Alazraqui (Rok-Tahk), Angus Imrie (Zero), Jason Mantzoukas (Jankom Pog), Dee Bradley Baker (Murf), John Noble (The Diviner) and Jimmi Simpson (Drednok). The season 2 recurring voice cast members include Robert Beltran (Captain Chakotay), Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Jason Alexander (Doctor Noum), Daveed Diggs (Commander Tysess), Jameela Jamil (Ensign Asencia), Ronny Cox (Admiral Jellico) and Michaela Dietz (Maj’el).

CBS also released a new key art poster for season 2…

Season 2 of Prodigy will stream on Netflix globally (excluding Canada, Nordics, CEE, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Russia, Belarus and Mainland China) and season one is currently available on SkyShowtime in the Nordics, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Central and Eastern Europe with season two coming soon. Season two has launched in France on France Televisions channels and Okoo. TrekMovie is trying to confirm details on a release of season 2 in Canada.

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This show brings me so much joy!

Same! I dearly love this one.

I’ll admit I don’t always connect with the young characters as much as I’d like to, but the show is smart, inventive and full of heart. It deserves success and I’m looking forward to this season and hopefully more after that.

Same. I found myself wanting more Adm. Janeway and her crew in S1, and that the scenes which were really only the kids were my least favorite, but then again – that sort of defeats the purpose of the show, attracting a new, younger audience. So I’ll go sit down now.

I sympathize but also…

I’m Gen X/male/straight but could tap into what it felt like to be in 7th grade and really want to kiss one Clarissa Linnemeyer thanks to my new hormones. (Never happened, lol.)

Anyway, I tip my hat to the writers for bringing me back to age 13 for the Dal/Gwyndala thing.

I recall thinking that the show reminds me a lot of Beast Wars. Came on when I was about 15 or so, and it felt like it was aimed at 6 to 8 year olds, but it had a smart story, fun characters, and interesting animation that kept me hooked.

0:28 in the trailer: I love how Prodigy shows a turbolift in action, smoothly navigating through cross traffic with other lifts. This smart little detail makes turbolifts more visually exciting and also helps us understand their workings better.

Glad you like it – for me turbolifts are a tremendous waste of space on a starship. For them to function as they are shown they’d take up a third of available space. No smart artistic rendering is going to change that.

I would say that’s one of the things DISCO got right with the 32nd century – no more turbolifts just quite transporting b/w levels/locations.

Agreed but what if the transporters go offline?

Hopefully they still have Jeffries tubes!

Yeah that was pretty cool. Other than seeing the little lights inside the lift in TOS and TNG where some lights go back and forth and the others left and right, we’ve never actually seen a 3D turbo lift.

Finally, real Star Trek is back! I’m super excited!

All Star Trek is “real” Star Trek.


All Star Trek is real Star Trek. Lets not forget that, please.

That is absolutely correct! And the corollary to that is: any Trek is better than no Trek. (at least in my opinion.)

Huh, I’m actually looking forward to Season 2 now. Season 1 was good, but I’m of course like 40 years beyond the target audience. This mix of legacy characters plus the new ones and a very Trek adventure looks fun! I still don’t understand how anyone with a brain at Paramount thought it was a good idea to abandon this series just for a quick tax write-off …

TrekMovie is trying to confirm details on a release of season 2 in Canada.”

Thank you, hopefully CTV confirms they will air it. Might have to wait for physical media release. :)

Sign up for Netflix for a month. Get Express VPN (30 day money back on Express) Set location on Express to WASHINGTON DC. Open Netflix. Enjoy Prodigy!

But will Harry Kim still be an ensign when/if he shows up?

Based off Prodigy season 1, Lower Decks and Picard, every Voyager character we seen so far has all been promoted so he probablywill be too. I really hope we see Harry!! 😃

i hope he is a forever ensign he never did anything worth getting promoted for and he was way to eager for it like that was the only reason for him trying to suck up to everyone and impress them he wanted a promotion

Definitely have to agree to disagree then. I love Harry and he saved the ship numerous times and smart as a whip. And he was going to be a Captain in Picard season 3 so he will probably be at least a lieutenant by now in this time period. And he’s been promoted in every beta canon story around from novels to video games for decades now.

I want to see Boimler giving him orders.

Boims would be too starstruck around Harry. Remember he has his Voyager plate too. 😂

Lol true. I forgot about that.

Looks like a lot of fun. Now I’m really excited. I’m can’t wait to see the Voyager-A in all her glory. Random thought… Isn’t this technically an academy show now? Or maybe at least cadet show? Anyways, happy to have more Star Trek this year.

By ep 1.20, they’re now warrant officers in training, not Academy.

Thanks for the distinction. It makes since now.

Haven’t watched the trailer yet but judging from synopsis… Can star Trek stop being a time travel show?

The entire first session was based around time travel and Chakotay being stuck in the future. It’s a little too late for that.

It always has been a time travel show, going all the way back to TOS.

That’s true it has. However, they nearly always ignore paradox. The most extreme version of that is the series finale of Voyager.

The trailer had me at “New Worlds.”

I can’t wait. It looks terrific. I’m a huge fan of Star Trek time travel stuff.

Voyager-A looks great! I miss the 24th century starfleet. Fingers crossed for a future on Netflix for the talented creators of Prodigy.

“I can’t wait. It looks terrific. I’m a huge fan of Star Trek time travel stuff.”

I absolutely love time travel stories and especially in Star Trek! I can’t get enough of them and another reason why I love this show so much. I know we will be going to the 25th century but I’m hoping we go to a few other periods as well.

And the Voyager A looks beautiful!

Agreed about Star Trek time travel, and by extension time anomalies. While not every case is strong (I do think Picard season 2 had some good ideas/moments, but was very uneven overall), but it has a very strong batting average in that regard, so I’m glad they’re leaning into it here. Especially since these writers are good enough to pull it off (as seen by the tricky time stuff in “Time Amok”). Can’t wait to see what they do with it this season.

So they’re going to wrap up the Chakotay story, and Gwen’s? I don’t want this cancelled before they do.

The producers stated the storyline is wrapped up by the end of season 2.


Hot take: Bearded animated Chakotay is HOT.

You’re not wrong.

This looks absolutely amazing!

Can not tell you how excited I am to have this show back and is easily the one I was most excited for this year.

It looks like we are going to be getting a lot of strange new worlds, time travel, weird trippy stories and the Voyager A. I’m also happy Gwyn looks like she’s a big part of the team. I was afraid she would mostly be on her home planet.

I missed this show so much. Can not wait!! Less than 2 weeks to go!

Star Trek lives!

And you don’t need Paramount+ to watch!

Lol very true, which I’m canceling this month once my subscription expires.. .until LDS comes back. 😉

I keep Netflix all year long because it’s worth it.

This all looks so fabulous. I smiled throughout the entire trailer and was so happy to see the kids back together along with Janeway and the Doctor. Very happy to see Commander Tysess back as well.

The Voyager A looks fantastic. This looks like it will be a wonderful season. I really regret I waited so long to finally give this show a chance but I absolutely love it now.

So happy you enjoyed the trailer. And yeah looks we are getting a great season. I’ve missed both these characters and the 24th century a lot.

And I completely missed Tysess when I watched it somehow. So happy he’s back. Can never get enough of seeing more andorians.

I will be waiting to see it when it comes out on blu-ray as I do not have netflix and never will it is on my permanent boycott list along with chick-fil-a and hobby lobby

Netflix, Hobby Lobby, and Chick-fil-A aren’t losing any sleep over that.

What’s the point of belittling her principles? Sheesh.

Use your phasers!
They seem unphased…
Okay, maybe its time to sign back up for Netflix.


They brought back George and Gracie? I might finally have to give this show a chance.

So glad to finally have a trailer. And this season looks just as great as I was hoping it would be. The main story looks epic, and seems to be leaning into the weird time stuff that was hinted at in season 1. Love the looks at Solum, and the return of Asencia/The Vindicator.

Love seeing some of the mix of returning characters and new characters to look forward to. For the new characters, I’m particularly curious about that Maj’El we see in a few scenes. And I love the look of that Klingon as well.

It’s also nice getting a glimpse of some of the stand-alone stuff as well. I’ve been rewatching TAS recently, and the episode “More Tribbles, More Troubles” made me realize how great a Tribble episode would be on Prodigy (it really does look great from the glimpses we get in the trailer). I also love the different planets and new alien ideas we get to see here. That’s one of the strengths of season 1, and these look just as strong, if not even better.

I can’t believe it’s only about 1 1/2 weeks until our patience finally pays off. I’m sure it will be more than worth the wait. Hopefully it will do well enough for Netflix to renew it for a 3rd season.

From your lips (RE a third season). I could see them maybe pairing it down to ten, but even that would be a gift.

Yeah, my thoughts exactly. But honestly, if you look at season 1 and how it’s structured, I could see the two halves working almost like a season by themselves. So if they don’t let it affect the way they approach the seasons (keeping the more episodic elements mixed in with the bigger arcs), the change could almost be barely noticeable.

God this looks good, still dont understand why it was cancelled, but glad it’s almost back!

I think it came down to Paramount Global running low on money. Once Wall Street stopped to think about how rational it was to encourage everyone to spend with abandon to feed streaming subscriber growth, it was a reality check to everyone and Paramount was one of the worst-equipped to pivot. So that meant austerity measures which affected Trek in the cancellations of Discovery and Lower Decks and selling Prodigy. I don’t think it helped that it didn’t do gangbusters at Nickelodeon, but from what we’ve been told it did fine at P+. It’s just that everyone but Netflix and Apple is instituting some austerity measures for streaming, and Paramount has to make harder choices about what to fund to stay relevant. So that means more Taylor Sheridan, more IP tie-ins, more foreign productions, and for Trek they favor totally new Star Trek shows and movies over renewals, SNW exempted for now.

From what I been reading lately it does sound like things are more dire there than previously reported and a big reason is Paramount +. They just sunk too much money into it and it’s nowhere close to turning a profit.

And unfortunately Star Trek is paying the price because that’s probably the one where most of the money went outside the Sheridan shows.

And it’s really obvious how much the budget was cut with all the live show’s latest seasons.

Prodigy was probably an easier one to cut because it was probably making the lowest numbers and was not really a P+ show like the others were.

It does suck when you see how much quality and effort that went into making this show and it’s just casted aside to save a little bit of money.

Even though Discovery and LDS got canceled they are still part of the service. It just speaks to the severe problems that site is having.

The reality is they probably make more money licensing the shows off and where all of this will ultimately go.

I’m so jonesing for this right now. Crazy that we’ve historically had long waits for more of this show, and now all of a sudden we’re getting twenty episodes all at once (!).

Re: the key art, it looks like some graphic artist flopped Jankom Pog without realizing the effect it has.

This looks awesome.

I know you’re taking the cast list from the press release, but I assume Mulgrew is playing Admiral Janeway rather than Hologram Janeway.

Hologram Janeway died so definitely thr Admiral.

Hologram Janeway is in the trailer.

OK fine but its confirmed Admiral Janeway is a main character this season. We don’t know the context to Hologram Janeway yet, especiallysince no one has said she’scomingback. She could come back or just part of a flashback scene.

Awwww yeah, this is what we been waiting for!

This looks totally awesome. I’m so excited to see Janeway, The Doctor and the kids back and to help bring Chakotay home!

I’m super happy to see how well fans are responding to this trailer. Prodigy is Star Trek done right and clicks all the boxes.

This looks like it’s going to be a great season.

I’m hoping sites like this and TrekCore will just review one (or maybe two) episodes per week so that we can get fan engagement on each one.

Not distributed even in Japan

I love the homage to Doctor Who: “timey wimey“.

Ugh.. kids on the frontier quickly devolves into another season of Voyager complete with time travel nonsense. Sad.
Maybe they can go back in time and have the writers save the show by not doing this and keeping it about kids learning their way in the universe (while both saving the Protostar and giving it a more Trek style bridge) if they’re not too busy to stop World War 3 from happening and all that.
Oh well, the first part of Season One rocked.

I would suggest watching the season before you decide you don’t like it. This trailer clearly doesn’t cover all 20 episodes.

This Treks vibe is exactly what the live action shows should be. Mondinerised but at the heart what we truly love about Trek. I’ve been watching season one again, especially the second half of it and I had forgotten how fantastic it is, I don’t think there really is an episode that is in any ways boring or dragged on.

You can always tell how excited fans are for something after reading the comments section after a trailer dropped. So far the comments seem to be 95% positive which is amazing, ESPECIALLY for Trek fans lol.

Just for comparison I looked st the comments for the last trailer of season 5 of Discovery and it seem to be 60/40, ie 60% negative or skeptical and about 40% excited or at least hopeful. HOWEVER I do feel those numbers switched when grading the season itself which is good obviously and proved some of those bitter hateful naysayers wrong (including myself lol).

But it looks like Prodigy is in a great place in terms of this board at least, but it’s been pretty positive every place I read so far. It could still end up bad of course, but I feel completely competent we’re getting another great season! 😀

Yeah, it’s great to see how positive the discussion is surrounding this show. I will say I enjoy Discovery and Picard more than the average person on here, though fully admit they have their flaws (Picard in particular being more uneven than I’d like, with season 2 in particular weighing it down a fair bit), and can understand people not being as into them. But given the varied opinions on modern Trek, it’s nice to see a show that’s loved by such a large percentage of those who give it a chance. Really hoping that now that it’s on Netflix, with a trailer hyping up the new season, it will gain traction with a wider audience, because it really deserves the praise IMO.

Do you feel completely competent or completely confident? 🤔 In either case, it’s warranted IMO! 😃👍 (I love me lots of time travel just as much as you appear to do!!! 🕰)

Lol yeah meant confident.

And the more time travel THE BETTER! 😉

The season has already aired on french TV a few months ago…I won’t spoil you anything but it’s a very good one, even better than the first and a very much more “trekkian” one.

Wholeheartedly agreed! I was excited about the return of those few other characters from that ’80s show (and a fun hint at a more recent addition)! 🍼 Trying to be very vague here, as to hopefully not spoil a thing! 🤞😉

I completely missed that Jellico was returning until I saw this. Wild.

The description of S2 sounds compelling. This is the kind of Trek I appreciate. PRO is such a happy surprise.