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Strange new worlds revamped, lower decks ending




Strange new worlds revamped, lower decks ending

“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” currently in production for its third season, has been renewed by Paramount+ for Season 4. Meanwhile, “Star Trek: Lower Decks,” the first animated “Star Trek” comedy, will conclude its run on the streamer with its fifth season, debuting this fall.

“Strange New Worlds” – Set during the years when Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) commanded the USS Enterprise, and features younger versions of several older characters, including Spock (Ethan Peck), Uhura (Celia Rose Gooding) and Kirk (Paul Wesley) – has been a fan favorite since premiering on Paramount+ in 2022. Season 2 of the series, which included a musical episode and a crossover episode with “Lower Decks,” made Nielsen’s list of the 10 most watched original streaming series ever. several weeks.

“On behalf of the cast and crew of ‘Strange New Worlds,’ we are thrilled and grateful to continue our journeys together,” executive producers and showrunners Akiva Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers and executive producer Alex Kurtzman said in a statement. “We can’t wait for you to join us and the crew of Enterprise for another season of discovery and adventure.” Season 3 of ‘Strange New Worlds’ will premiere in 2025.

“Lower Decks” charted brand new territory for “Star Trek” when it debuted in 2020, as both an animated comedy and a series focused on the young officers of the USS Cerritos: Beckett Mariner (Tawny Newsome), Brad Boimler ( Jack Quaid ), D’Vana Tendi (Noël Wells) and Sam Rutherford (Eugene Cordero). Set in the years following the feature film “Star Trek: Nemesis,” the series features voice cameos from many beloved “Star Trek” alumni, including George Takei, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, John de Lancie, Will Wheaton, Armin Shimerman, Nana Visitor and Robert Duncan McNeill.

Considering the premise, closing out “Lower Decks” makes sense, as the four main characters were all promoted in Season 4. But in a message to fans, Kurtzman and executive producer and showrunner Mike McMahon left the turbolift doors open to to continue the characters’ stories. their time at the bottom of Starfleet’s pecking order.

“We remain hopeful that Mariner, Boimler, Tendi, Rutherford and the entire Cerritos crew will live on with new adventures even beyond Season 5,” they said. “While five seasons of any series seems like a miracle these days, it’s no exaggeration to say that every second we spent making this show is a dream come true.”

The “Star Trek” TV universe, overseen by Kurtzman through his production company Secret Hideout and produced by CBS Studios, has seen robust expansion since “Star Trek: Discovery” first premiered in 2017. Along with “Strange New Worlds’, the made-for-TV movie “Star Trek: Section 31” recently wrapped production with star Michelle Yeoh, and the new series “Star Trek: Starfleet Academy” will begin filming later this year.

“It has been incredibly rewarding to continue building the Star Trek universe, and we are so grateful to Secret Hideout and our incredibly talented casts and producers,” said Jeff Grossman, executive vice president of Programming at Paramount+. “’Strange New Worlds’ has found the perfect mix of action, adventure and humor. Likewise, “Star Trek: Lower Decks” brought the franchise into the franchise with great enthusiasm throughout its four seasons. We can’t wait for audiences to see what’s in store for the crew of the USS Cerritos in this final season.”

“’Lower Decks’ and ‘Strange New Worlds’ are an integral part of the ‘Star Trek’ franchise, pushing the boundaries of the universe and exploring new and exciting worlds,” said David Stapf, president of CBS Studios. “We are extremely proud of both series as they honor the legacy of what Gene Roddenberry created nearly 60 years ago. We are so grateful to be working with Secret Hideout, Alex Kurtzman, Mike McMahan, Akiva Goldsman, Henry Alonso Myers and the cast, crews and artists who create these important and entertaining stories for fans around the world.