It’s been about a month since we learned that Netflix fortunately picked up Star Trek: Prodigy after Paramount+ removed it from their streaming platform in June. That deal was not only for the upcoming second season, however, but for the first season as well. And today, Netflix announced when we’ll once again be able to stream the show’s first season episodes.
On December 25, 2023, the entire first season of Star Trek: Prodigy will be available to stream on Netflix. Here is the streaming platform’s “Geeked” handle on Twitter X sharing the news:
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) November 9, 2023
The first season initially dropped in two installments of ten episodes each, giving us twenty episodes to spend with the ragtag crew of the U.S.S. Protostar as they escape the prison planet on which they were trapped, and go on a quest to join the Federation (and who may, inadvertently, cause its destruction). The cast includes Kate Mulgrew playing a hologram version of Captain Janeway, and is Star Trek’s first foray into creating family-friendly programming.
We still don’t have a specific release date for Season Two (which will give us another twenty episodes in the series) though Netflix has said it will come out sometime in 2024. I’m just thankful that the show has found a new home, and that we can celebrate that (along with the upcoming Doctor Who special) on Christmas Day, just as Santa would want us to.