The next few months are going to be loaded for Star Trek fans as CBS and Paramount announced a host of premiere dates and renewals for all the Star Trek TV series currently airing, including the upcoming Star Trek: Strange New Worlds for its inaugural season.
Beginning in February, Star Trek: Discovery will return with new episodes of its fourth season on February 10. The series, which stars Sonequa Martin-Green in the lead role of Michael Burnham, also announced it has been renewed for a fifth season.
Following that, Star Trek: Picard has set a premiere date for its second season on March 3. The season will see Patrick Stewart reunite with his Star Trek: The Next Generation nemesis John de Lancie as Q in an alternate timeline.
The season will also see Whoopi Goldberg reprise her fan-favourite role of Guinan while Annie Wersching will play the Borg Queen. Picard has already been renewed for a third season which was shooting back-to-back with the second and is still currently in production.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will have its series premiere not long ago Picard concludes with a date of May 5. The premiere date announcement also revealed it has already been renewed for a second season.
Strange New Worlds is a spin-off of Discovery with Anson Mount, Ethan Peck and Rebecca Romijn reprising their roles as Captain Christopher Pike, Spock and Number One/Una Chin-Riley. The series will follow them on the U.S.S. Enterprise in the original 5-year mission before James Kirk was made its captain. Both Mount and Romijn tweeted statements expressing their excitement for both the premiere and renewal.
And we couldn’t be more excited. Thank you to the fans for making this happen and for your continued patience. XOXOX pic.twitter.com/a8EK4Wnzq9
— Anson Mount (@ansonmount) January 18, 2022
— Rebecca Romijn (@RebeccaRomijn) January 18, 2022
As for the animated Star Trek series, Star Trek: Lower Decks will return this summer with a 10-episode fourth season. While the premiere date is yet to be determined, it did come with the news the comedy has also been given an early renewal for a fifth season.
Lower Decks stars Tawny Newsome and Jack Quiad, who voice Ensigns Beck Mariner and Brad Boimler, also tweeted out their excitement for the renewal.
— Tawny Newsome (@TrondyNewman) January 18, 2022
🖖🏻 We’re Boiming you up for season 3 this summer… AND WE GOT PICKED UP FOR SEASON 4!!!! I love working on this show so much. Can’t wait til you see what we got in store for ya! @StarTrek @TrondyNewman @MikeMcMahanTM #StarTrekLowerDecks pic.twitter.com/b2tTDitbNC
— Jack Quaid (@JackQuaid92) January 18, 2022
Star Trek: Prodigy, meanwhile, recently returned with new episodes of its first season which will run through to February 3 with its mid-season finale. The 10-episode second half of the season will air later in 2022 while a second season is already in production.
Prodigy stars Kate Mulgrew as she reprises her Star Trek: Voyager role as Captain Kathryn Janeway, albeit as a Emergency Training Hologram Advisor based on Janeway’s appearance. Mulgrew also expressed her excitement in a tweet.
A great deal of exciting news from @CBSTVStudios & @StarTrekOnPPlus today, including more #StarTrekProdigy warping your way in 2022! Absolutely delighted to share in this new era of Trek 🚀🖖🏻💫 pic.twitter.com/90IuDuXt7b
— Kate Mulgrew (@TheKateMulgrew) January 18, 2022
With all this news, that means there will be a new episode of Star Trek every week from now until at least mid-July! Are excited to have so much Star Trek content over the next several months? Which series are you looking forward to the most? Let us know on our social channels at @flickeringmyth…
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