With Star Trek: Picard being unceremoniously halted after three seasons and the rest of the Star Trek universe not exactly in rude health, Paramount+ has decided that the way out of this mess is with more Star Trek. But sir, she’ll fly apart!
Yet another Star Trek spin-off series is in development. Star Trek: Starfleet Academy is finally to see the light of day according to Deadline. The Starfleet Academy concept was an idea as far back as 1978 when ideas for a Trek movie were being developed, and then again when a relaunched show was being spun up in the mid-1980s that eventually became Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The series will focus on the cadets mentored for leadership roles in Starfleet and the United Federation of Planets. Gaia Violo (Absentia) is creating the initial pitch and it could hit production as soon as 2023.
Even more Trek is on the way as the Section 31 spin-off featuring Michelle Yeoh is about to be greenlit. Alex Kurtzman was on a panel yesterday where he had this to say:
“We have to think several years out. We’re thinking about knowing we’ll want new shows on the air two or three years from now so we have to start planning those now. There’s a bunch of things in development now that are starting to take shape and we’re super excited about it.”
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds showrunner Akiva Goldsman has confirmed that they are going back to the well, and featuring the character La’an Noonien-Singh (Christina Chong) in the show. Any Trek fan worth their salt recognizes that surname.
The Captain of the Enterprise himself also shared the first poster from the show on Twitter yesterday:
Key art just dropped. pic.twitter.com/qfWxb65uEr
— Anson Mount (@ansonmount) February 1, 2022