A new series has been ordered by Paramount+ from the Star Trek universe. A series order for Star Trek: Starfleet Academy has been announced by the streaming service. The announcement by Paramount+ confirmed that the series will be going into production in 2024.
Here is the post from Paramount+ on social media:
Star Trek: #StarfleetAcademy is coming to @ParamountPlus! From executive producers @Alex_Kurtzman and @NogaLandau, the series will follow the adventures of a new class of Starfleet cadets as they come of age in one of the most legendary places in the galaxy. #StarTrek– @ParamountPlus
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Official Description
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy will introduce us to a young group of cadets who come together to pursue a common dream of hope and optimism. Under the watchful and demanding eyes of their instructors, they will discover what it takes to become Starfleet officers as they navigate blossoming friendships, explosive rivalries, first loves and a new enemy that threatens both the Academy and the Federation itself.
Co-Showrunners & Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman and Noga Landau released a joint statement about the series that said:
“Admission is now open to Starfleet Academy! Explore the galaxy! Captain your destiny! For the first time in over a century, our campus will be re-opened to admit individuals a minimum of 16 Earth years (or species equivalent) who dream of exceeding their physical, mental and spiritual limits, who value friendship, camaraderie, honor and devotion to a cause greater than themselves. The coursework will be rigorous, the instructors among the brightest lights in their respective fields, and those accepted will live and study side-by-side with the most diverse population of students ever admitted. Today we encourage all who share our dreams, goals and values to join a new generation of visionary cadets as they take their first steps toward creating a bright future for us all. Apply today! Ex Astris, Scientia!”
Both Alex Kurtzman and Noga Landau will serve as co-showrunners and will executive produce the series. They will be joined by executive producers Gaia Violo, Aaron Baiers, Jenny Lumet, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Frank Siracusa and John Weber. The series premiere episode is written by Gaia Violo. Star Trek: Starfleet Academy will be produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.
The description that was released by Paramount+ on social media seems to indicate that this new series will be taking place in the 32nd century, around the era where the crew of the USS Discovery of Star Trek: Discovery is found. This would make sense as after The Burn it was revealed in the 4th season of Discovery that there hand’t been a proper Starfleet Academy in 125 years. This would tend to fit with what was shared on social media. However, nothing has been confirmed at this point.
“We are excited to introduce Star Trek fans to a whole new generation of Starfleet officers in training as they navigate the rigors of the Academy and the brink of adulthood in Star Trek: Starfleet Academy,” said Domenic DiMeglio, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Data, Paramount Streaming. “Introducing new characters and compelling storylines, this all-new original series will serve as a fantastic addition to the franchise and Paramount+, bringing new generations of viewers and long-term Star Trek fans alike together to enjoy the next chapter in the iconic Star Trek universe.”
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