Star Trek: Prodigy finally has a premiere date on Netflix

Mark your calendars, acting Starfleet cadets and families alike! The long-awaited animated series Star Trek: Prodigy is finally set to beam onto Netflix on December 25th, making it the perfect addition to your holiday festivities. The big announcement came today during Netflix’s Geeked Week. Season 2 of Prodigy will air on the streamer in 2024.  

Netflix saved Prodigy

After a heartbreaking announcement in June that Star Trek: Prodigy would be removed from Paramount+’s streaming service, fans rallied to save their favorite show. They started petitions, bought out the DVD and merch from Amazon, and even flew a banner over Netflix HQ urging the streaming giant to save the show. Their efforts paid off, and Netflix picked up the show for a second season. 

So what is Star Trek: Prodigy?

Star Trek: Prodigy is an animated show in the Star Trek Universe. It follows the adventures of the USS Protostar, led by Captain Dal (Brett Gray), as they embark on a journey to return to the Federation. Guided by the holographic assistance of Voyager’s former Captain (Admiral?) Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), the crew, which includes Gwyndala (Ella Purnell), Rok-Tahk (Rylee Alazraqui), Jankom Pog (Jason Mantzoukas), Zero (Angus Imrie), and Dee Bradley Baker as Murf. The motley crew of the Protostar faces a ton of obstacles as they try to get “home.” And oh, there are bad guys too, including the Jameela Jamil, voiced Asencia, and The Diviner, voiced by John Noble. 

Longtime Star Trek fans will revel in Prodigy’s abundance of nods to the rich history of the franchise, while newcomers, especially those that are kids (and are kids at heart), will find Star Trek’s core concepts, like the Prime Directive, explained in an easy to understand and fun way. (There’s even an explainer of the kobayashi maru!) The show is well written, well animated, and has intergenerational appeal – just like the Disney+ show Bluey.  

The Hageman BrothersDan, and Kevin, have poured their hearts and souls into Star Trek: Prodigy, and the care they put into it shines through in all of their work. The first season of Prodigy is brimming with 20 action-packed, bingeable episodes. (And considering we’re in a world where shows rarely get more than 10 episodes, this is a true treat.) All of the episodes will all be available to watch when the show premieres on Netflix this Christmas.

How to watch Season 2 of Star Trek: Prodigy

Season 2 of Star Trek: Prodigy will be available to stream on Netflix in 2024. There’s no trailer yet, but there are a lot of exciting storylines that the show will likely follow up on after the end of Season 1. 

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Are you looking for something family-friendly to watch this weekend as we approach Thanksgiving? Check out our other coverage, including our review of Ruby Gillman and Teenage Kraken and our thoughts on The Super Mario Bros. Movie.