A show that will focus on the new cadets
There can never be enough Star Trek content, and Hollywood knows it. After the recent announcement of Section 31 with Michelle Yeoh in the lead, a new series was announced. Known as Starfleet Academy, the new show is in development at CBS studios and will air in Paramount+.
About the show
The name for the new series comes from a 1997 PC game called Star Trek: Starfleet Academy. In the game, we play as a young Starfleet cadet who has to learn the basics of flying his own ship, first in numerous simulations. Soon after, the player gets his own ship and venture out to battle numerous enemies. We can expect the new series to focus on young cadets as well.
Absentia co-creator Gaia Violo is believed to be part of the project, and is believed to follow Section 31. The latter is a spin-off focused on Yeoh’s character Philippa Georgiou, the former emperor of the Mirror Universe.
Alex Kurtzman, who has written scripts for the franchise since its revival in 2009, gave the news of the new show. However, he didn’t disclose further about the show, but did share their future plans. He said that they have planned a bunch of things, all to come out two or three years later. So rest assured that there will be plenty of Star Trek in the future.
Kurtzman disclosed the news of their plans at the Star Trek: Strange New World panel at Paramount+’s TCA event. Strange New Worlds is highly-anticipated and tells the event of the U.S.S. Enterprise years before Captain Kirk takes charge. The show will have Celia Rose Gooding as a younger Cadet Nyota Uhura.
Aside from that, Star Trek: Picard‘s second season starts from March 3, Lower Decks has got a summer release, and Star Trek: Prodigy begins later this year.