EXCLUSIVE: the star trek the universe on Paramount+ is going back to school.
A new branch, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, is in development at CBS Studios and Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout studio for streamer ViacomCBS, sources said. Sharing a name with the late 1990s video game, the series is set among the college of cadets framed for leadership roles in the United Federation of Planets space force.
We hear Absence co-creator Gaia Violo is currently working on a take for the project. With the long gestation star trek spin off Rule 31 with Michelle Yeoh who should soon be recovered, Starfleet Academy is considered the next in the star trek development pipeline behind it. It will premiere at Paramount+ shortly, and the hope is to launch it next year, sources said.
During the Paramount + TCA Executive Session on Thursday morning, Nicole Clemens, President of Paramount + Original Scripted Series, noted that the series directed by Michelle Yeoh Rule 31 was still under construction and she was expecting news soon.
star trek boss Kurtzman, speaking at the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds panel later today confirmed the Trekverse’s latest growth spurt to Deadline. He revealed that “there’s another one” besides Rule 31 but added that he wanted to keep “tight lips” on the new series.
“We have to think over several years,” Kurtzman said. “We think we know we’ll want new shows on the air in two or three years, so we need to start planning them now. There’s a bunch of stuff in development that’s starting to take shape and we’re super excited about it.
Paramount+ executive Clemens teased even more shows in the star trek universe. “I think we have some fantastic offerings on our slate and I think you might see some very curated editions coming up,” she said.
With the star’s second season directed by Patrick Stewart Hike: Picardy bringing the iconic character of Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation on the back, the villains’ deep legacy could prove to be the push for an upcoming iteration of the Trekverse.
This movement was implicit in today Star Trek: Strange New Worlds virtual TCA panel by co-showrunner Akiva Goldsman who confirmed an upcoming connection with the infamous Khan, played by Ricardo Montalbán in the original Star Trek series and the 1982 move Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan. “She’s related to Khan, that’s for sure,” the EP said of SNW’s La’an Noonien-Singh, played by Christina Chong. “We don’t want to bring people on the show to be splashy,” Goldsman added. “We want to deepen the characters that are part of our ensemble.”
The classic sci-fi brand created by Gene Roddenberry currently has Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Short Treks, Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Lower Decks on Paramount+ as well as Star Trek: Strange New Worlds coming in May. Expected to take flight by 2023 and first revealed by Deadline in 2018, Section 31, a fallout of Star Trek: Discovery features the character of Emperor Philipa Georgiou played by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings alum Yeoh.
The next Strange new worlds had its virtual TCA panel today nearly four months before its long-awaited launch.
Along with EP Kurtzman, the gathering included fellow executive producers Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers, as well as strange new world stars Anson Mount, Ethan Peck in costume, Rebecca Romijn and Celia Rose Gooding. the SNOW The panel also screened a clip from the May 5 series premiere, which has already been renewed for a second season. The preview extended to SNOW revealed Grammy-winning Gooding as cadet Nyota Uhura and the character’s reluctance to consider a permanent role for herself in Starfleet.
Of course, the barrier breaking Ujura was played by Nichelle Nichols in the original star trek show and its subsequent iterations on the big screen. Speaking on the first day of Black History Month 2022, Gooding said she wanted to see SNOW build on Uhura’s presence in the Olympics star trek and being able to display even more complexities for a black woman than was possible on network television in the 1960s.
Oscar-winning actor Goldsman wrote and directed the premiere of Strange New Worlds, featuring the story of Goldsman, Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. Goldsman, Kurtzman and Lumet are executive producers for SNW in addition to Alonso Myers, Heather Kadin, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth and Aaron Baiers. The new series is produced by CBS Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.