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‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ & ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Get Renewals and Streaming Return Timelines

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Lower Decks have both been renewed for another season. They also both now have premiere dates for when they will be arriving on Paramount+. Both shows will receive 10 new episodes for their new seasons. This means a third season for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and a fifth season for Star Trek: Lower Decks.

Along with the announcement that both Star Trek shows will be getting new seasons. It was learned today that both shows will also be premiering on Paramount+ this summer. Specifically, season 2 of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will be arriving on Paramount+ on June 15th with weekly episodes arriving weekly after its initial debut. Star Trek: Lower Decks will be arriving on Paramount+ later int he summer. An exact date has not been announced yet, however.

Season 2 of Star Trek: Prodigy is also heading to Paramount+ this winter. A specific release date has not been announced for this show yet, either. Season 1 of Star Trek: Prodigy arrived in late 2021 and then the second half aired later in 2022.

The arrival of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Lower Decks this summer will include a crossover episode with elements of both series. It will include both live-action and animated moments. Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid will appear as live-action iterations of their animated characters in the episode that was directed by Jonathan Drakes.

The announcements today begins to show the direction that Star Trek will be taking following the conclusion of the third and final season of Star Trek: Picard. Next year will also see the final season of Star Trek: Discovery. This will be the fifth season of this show. While new seasons for both Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Lower Decks have been announced, what hasn’t been announced is timelines for new Star Trek series. This includes the series focused on Section 31 with Michelle Yeoh. There is also reportedly a Starfleet Academy series in the works as well.

Alex Kurtzman, who heads up all of the Star Trek series, has said that announcements should be coming soon. Kurtzman recently said it is possible that there could be movies, mini-series, and spinoffs.

I think we could absolutely continue to tell stories about individual characters that are set up on the show in other contexts. That’s the beauty of having a universe now is that, in a perfect world, we’re not just doing seasons of television, we’re doing event series [mini-series], we’re doing single events that could be two, three hours long [TV movies]. I think that we are now at a place where that’s really possible.

Alex Kurtzman to SFX Magazine

April 5 is First Contact Day. This has been a date that has had announcements made in recent years, including the announcement of the return of The Next Generation crew for the third and final season of Star Trek: Picard last year. In the SFX Magazine interview Kurtzman said, “[W]e have plans for new things… there’s quite a few plans, and you’ll hear about them soon. We will continue to expand the Star Trek universe, absolutely.” Hopefully soon means within the next week and there will be more to report on the future of Star Trek! If not, it could be at some other random date, or even September 8, which is observed as Star Trek day. However, this would not seem so soon to most fans.

Daps Magic will continue to provide updates as they become available about the future of Star Trek. What are you hoping will be announced in the near future? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!