Renewed: Star Trek: Discovery, Lower Decks, Strange New Worlds.

Star Trek franchise keeps expanding with new seasons greenlit in the USA.

Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds have all been renewed.

Discovery will return for a fifth season. It is expected to resume its fourth season in early February.

Lower Decks will be back for a fourth season expected mid 2022.

These shows screen in Australia on Paramount+ and Amazon Prime Video, respectively.

Strange New Worlds is yet to debut its first season, expected in early May. It stars Anson Mount as Capt. Pike, Ethan Peck as Spock, and Rebecca Romijn as Una Chin-Riley aboard the Enterprise prior to the events of the original Star Trek series.

“Four years ago, we made a promise to grow Star Trek into something it had never been before, and thanks to the incredibly hard work done by our many talented showrunners, writers, and directors, along with the extraordinary support of CBS Studios and Paramount Plus, we’re keeping our word,” said Alex Kurtzman, who oversees the Star Trek TV franchise for CBS Studios. “Now our current shows are set up for the future as we work to build Trek’s next phase of programming for years to come.”

Source: Variety

2 Responses

  1. After reading a few sci-fi forums I’m not sure that Alex Kurtzman’s own brave new world for Star Trek is being as fully accepted as he or CBSViacom would wish, ratings are mostly modest for Star Trek:Discovery and the clock is ticking, the only thing that is saving the show is the investments already made after Discovery was unceremoniously dumped by Netflix last year. Some hope for the future for Star Trek fans may come with ‘Strange New Worlds’ but cynical sci-fi critics are not that optimistic considering the studio influencers and power brokers currently controlling TV and movie genres in America at the moment.

  2. Very much looking forward to Strange New Worlds.

    I thought Discovery started well, but has veered a bit off track for *my* tastes – a bit touchy-feely and kumbaya with a crew that sometimes seems a bit self-congratulatory (knowing looks and nods and smiles when they achieve anything difficult). Maybe there’s just too much in the way of personal relationships and not enough bug-eyed monsters (again, for my tastes).

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