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‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ banner flew over Netflix offices in attempt to save show


A group StarTrek fans have banded together to try and salvage the recently canceled event Star Trek: Prodigywhich was discontinued by Paramount+ prior to its planned second season return.

After collecting 33,000 signatures in a petition on Change.org and raising money through GoFundMe, the fans contracted a plane to fly a banner reading “Save Star Trek Prodigy” over the Los Angeles offices of several media companies flying – including a 10-minute loop above the Netflix offices on Sunset Blvd.

Co-showrunners Dan and Kevin Hageman took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to praise the effort: “This is incredible. We owe this march fans a pint and our lifelong commitment. I am blessed to have people like you all in our stratosphere.” Fans also joined co-executive producer Aaron Waltke and voice actress Bonnie Gordon outside the Netflix building.

The animated series Star Trek: Prodigy was canceled after one season despite CBS Studios largely producing a second round. The cancellation came amid a wave of cost-cutting at Paramount+ that resulted in the loss of several other shows. CBS Studios has continued its efforts to find a new distributor for the show and is completing post-production work for the new episodes.

Earlier this month, the Hageman brothers attended a fan convention in Las Vegas and released a first look clip in season two.

Paramount+ released this statement in June: “Star Trek: Prodigy will not be returning for the previously announced second season. On behalf of everyone at Paramount+, Nickelodeon and CBS Studios, we would like to thank Kevin and Dan Hageman, Ben Hibon, Alex Kurtzman and the Secret Hideout team, along with the amazing cast and crew, for all their hard work and dedication to bring the series to fruition. bring life.”

While the Hagemans said on Twitter/X: “We are confident the show will be picked up by a new home to help grow our ardent fanbase and inspire the next generation of fans StarTrek fans. Our talented and passionate team of artists work tirelessly to complete S2. We stay positive and hope our amazing fans see it soon. Janeway would never give up, so why should we?”

Fans’ attempt to save the show comes amid the WGA strike, which bans writers from doing business directly with studios themselves.

Prodigy was first conceived by executive producer Kurtzman StarTrek series aimed at a younger audience and follows a group of young aliens in the 24th century who find an abandoned spaceship and features Kate Mulgrew reprising her role as Kathryn Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager.

The first season of Star Trek: Prodigy will be released as home video on September 26.

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