Starfleet Academy would be a new cadet-focused Star Trek series

A new Star Trek series is reportedly in the works for Paramount+ called Starfleet Academy, and it appears to be “situated among the college of cadets being framed for leadership roles in the United Federation of Planets space force.”

As reported by Deadline, this show is being developed at CBS Studios and Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout and actually shares the name of a 1997 PC game called Star Trek: Starfleet Academy.

Absentia co-creator Gaia Violo is reportedly working on the project and Starfleet Academy will likely follow Section 31 – a Star Trek spin-off series that sees Michelle Yeoh reprise her role as Philippa Georgiou, the former Emperor of the Mirror Universe in Star Trek: Discovery.

Kurtzman, during the Star Trek: Strange New World panel at Paramount+’s TCA event, explained that there was “another” in development besides Section 31, but he was unwilling to reveal anything more. Kurtzman also shared a bit of the team’s philosophy in building the future of Star Trek.

“We have to think over several years,” Kurtzman said. “We think we know we’re going to want new shows on the air in two or three years, so we have to start planning them now. There’s a bunch of stuff in development now that’s starting to take shape and we’re very excited about that. .

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Speaking of Strange New Worlds, this series will premiere on Paramount+ on May 5 and will follow the voyage of the USS Enterprise years before Captain Kirk was in command. It will also star Celia Rose Gooding as a younger version of the younger brother Nyota Uhura from the original series.

It’s also been confirmed that Christina Chong’s La’an Noonien-Singh is in fact related to Ricardo Montalban’s Khan, but the show won’t put much emphasis on her.

“We don’t want to bring people on the show to be splashy,” showrunner Akiva Goldsman said. “We want to deepen the characters that are part of our ensemble.”

For more Star Trek, check out all the other recently revealed Star Trek release dates and windows, including Star Trek: Picard’s second season starting March 3, Lower Decks returning in the summer, and Star Trek: Prodigy’s first season. starting later in 2022.

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