Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Paramount+ Announces Premiere Dates and Renewals for Multiple ‘Star Trek’ Series

2022 is promising to be an exciting year for all Star Trek fans!

The streaming service of ViacomCBS, Paramount+, shared the news yesterday about the premiere dates and renewals of all of their shows.

Star Trek: Discovery will return with new episodes of season four on February 10 and has been renewed for a fifth season. The current follows the crew while they face, “A threat unlike any they’ve ever encountered. With Federation and non-Federation worlds alike feeling the impact, they must confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all.”

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Discovery‘s cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green (Captain Michael Burnham), Doug Jones (Saru), Anthony Rapp (Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), David Ajala (Cleveland “Book” Booker), and Blu del Barrio (Adira).

Following the success of the first season, Star Trek: Picard will be back for a second season on March 3 with new episodes dropping each Thursday.

A third series of Picard is already in production. Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Jeri Ryan, Orla Brady, John de Lancie, Annie Wersching, and Brent Spiner will appear in the second season.

Ahead of its debut on May 5, Star Trek‘s exciting new show, New Strange Worlds, has already been renewed for a second season. A new episode will be released each Thursday.

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The series will follow Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock, and Number One before Kirk’s tenure as Captain of the Enterprise. Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, and Ethan Peck are back as Captain Christopher Pike, Number One, and Spock.

The Star Trek animated series Lower Decks will be back this summer for its third season composed of ten episodes and has been renewed for a fourth season.

The show focuses on the support crew serving on the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380 where “Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.”

The lower decks Cerritos crew is composed of Ensign Beckett Mariner (Tawny Newsome), Ensign Brad Boimler, (Jack Quaid), Ensign Tendi (Noël Wells), and Ensign Rutherford (Eugene Cordero). by Paul Scheer and Lt. Kayshon voiced by Carl Tart.

Star Trek: Prodigy returned on January 6 with episode six and a new episode will drop weekly until February 3 with episode ten. The second part of the season will be available later in 2022 on Paramount+.

Kate Mulgrew (Hologram Kathryn Janeway), Brett Gray (Dal), Ella Purnell (Gwyn), Rylee Alazraqui (Rok-Tahk), Angus Imrie (Zero), Jason Mantzoukas (Jankom Pog), Dee Bradley Baker (Murf), John Noble (The Diviner) and Jimmi Simpson (Drednok) are part of the Prodigy cast.

Star Trek: Prodigy follows a motley crew of young aliens, “Who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future. These six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered – a first in the history of the “Star Trek” franchise – but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.”

Alex Kurtzman, executive producer, said about the franchise’s news:

“Four years ago, we made a promise to grow ‘Star Trek’ into something it had never been before, and thanks to the incredibly hard work done by our many talented showrunners, writers, and directors, along with the extraordinary support of CBS Studios and Paramount+, we’re keeping our word,” “Now our current shows are set up for the future as we work to build ‘Trek’s’ next phase of programming for years to come.”

Stay tuned for more Star Trek news on Nerds and Beyond!

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