Thursday 11 November 2021

Prodigy round-up: Second season confirmed, behind the scenes art, Starstruck extra content and more

This week brings us the fourth episode of Prodigy, and will there doesn't seem to be a new episode specific trailer for it, there are plenty of other Prodigy updates to enjoy. Continue below for the latest behind the scenes art, extra content based on last week's episode, and more.

First up this big news is that Prodigy has been officially renewed for a second season. They've also detailed the release plans for the rest of the first season, which are not as straightforward as we might have expected, now split into three blobs of episodes:

  • The current run will only be continuing for five episodes, with next week's fifth episode being the the last to release this year. 
  • A second block of five episodes will then return from the 6th of January onwards. 
  • Another pause will follow, with the end half of the season, a further ten episodes, coming at some point later in 2022!
Which means at twenty-episodes this will be the longest season of any of the new Trek series, and going to take it's time unfolding! There's no info on the number of episodes for season two yet.

This week's new episode is Dream Catcher, and here's the blurb:
The crew has their first away mission on an undiscovered planet that manifests their deepest desires, only to realize the planet has desires of its own.

But with a lack of previews that's all I've got to share about that, so onward to behind the scenes... 

Where thanks once more to director and executive producer Ben Hibon we have a cool bit of behind the scenes imagery of the bridge set. Here's how he describes the design:

We had many ideas when we started designing our USS Protostar bridge, but three factors kept coming up; all stations should be facing forward, internal lighting should always indicate its structure, and most importantly - for our kids - it should feel like an open window into space…

Concept artist Morgan Yon has also shared some more images from the development of the opening title sequence:

Looking back to last week's episode, Starstruck, Paramount+ have released the usual suite of extra content. Including this animatics comparison video:

Rylee Alazraqui (Rok-Tahk) covering the Star Trek Explained video, to explain replicators:

And "Set Course with Kate Mulgrew" discussing the episode's theme:

As ever there's also a selection of nice episode still released to highlight key moments from the episode:

And to tempt those of us who can't watch the whole episode yet, here are some new clips too:

Prodigy has so far launched on Paramount+(ad) for viewers in the US, Latin America, Australia and Nordic countries. In Canada you can find it on Bell Media services. It remains unknown when and where viewers anywhere else in the world can watch it; Paramount+ will be launching in additional European countries early in 2022 though, so while it has yet to be confirmed, it feels likely many European viewers are going to have to wait for that.

To keep track of all the latest Trek TV updates, check back through my TV tag, or for all things related to Prodigy see my Prodigy tag

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