Upcoming Star Trek TV Shows: What's Ahead For The Sci-Fi Franchise

Michael Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery
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It’s a golden era for Star Trek tv shows, as the franchise is churning out more content than ever before. Fans with a Paramount+ subscription can stream a plethora of old and new content from one of the greatest sci-fi franchises of all time.

There’s a ton of new Star Trek content coming in the future, including the debut of a new show as well as the return of all the ones fans already know well. For those who need a breakdown of what all to expect, look no further because here’s where and when all the new Trek will arrive in 2023 and beyond. There’s even some information on planned shows that aren’t quite ready yet, but hopefully, we’ll see them soon enough. 

Patrick Stewart in Star Trek: Picard

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Star Trek: Picard Season 3 - Finished April 20th, 2023

The final season of Star Trek: Picard has concluded, and the fans already want more. There have been calls for a spinoff titled Star Trek: Legacy, and for the franchise to bring back showrunner Terry Matalas to run it. Who knows if it'll happen, but one thing I do know is people will be talking about the success of Picard Season 3 and how it brought back together The Next Generation crew for a long time. 

Anson Mount as Christopher Pike in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2 - Ended August 10th, 2023

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is back for another season on Paramount+. Season 2 promised to raise the bar after its acclaimed Season 1, and so far, it’s lived up to the hype. In addition to major changes to canon and some unexpected romance, we were treated to an amazing  crossover with Lower Decks. It’s not all fun and games, though, as a rescue mission from the Gorn put a lot of lives at risk. We did see Montgomery Scott come aboard the Enterprise though, so hopefully he'll stick around in Season 3. 

Hologram Janeway in Star Trek: Prodigy

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Star Trek: Prodigy Season 2 - Coming In 2024

Paramount+ originally renewed Star Trek: Prodigy for Season 2, but announced later that it had been canceled alongside other shows on the platform. While the news was a bummer to many and encouraged responses from stars like Kate Mulgrew, there is a silver lining. After some talk with other companies, Paramount managed to negotiate a deal where the series will transition over to Netflix, and Season 2 will release over there. At this time, it's unknown whether or not this will lead to more seasons of Prodigy, but fans are thankful they'll at least get to see the season that was being worked on coming up in 2024. 

Sonequa Martin-Green in Star Trek: Discovery

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 - Premiering On April 4th 2024

Captain Michael Burnham and the crew are back, and based on what we've seen and heard about Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 so far, some changes are on the way. Season 5 will see the crew race against others in an attempt to secure an ancient power, and will apparently have a tonal shift that will skew more toward action and adventure. We also learned that this coming season will be the final adventure, as Paramount+ decided to end the series after this coming season. The final season will kick off in April and, fingers crossed, leave an avenue open for more stories with these characters in the 32nd century. 

Georgiou in Star Trek: Discovery

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Section 31 Movie - Production Underway

Section 31 was one of the first Star Trek spinoffs announced after Discovery, and yet it took the longest to get off the ground. The series was supposed to Michelle Yeoh’s Phillipa Georgiou and her efforts in the secret ops Starfleet faction that does the jobs that others in the organization would rather not know about. Other former Discovery stars, like Shazad Latif, were involved at one point, but some believed the odds of it happening aren't great after Michelle Yeoh's Oscar win.

It turns out Yeoh was interested in making it happen, and Paramount+ decided to alter the idea to a movie. Fans are excited about the project all the same, and ready to see Michelle Yeoh back in her role. Production on the film is officially underway, and it's looking like a premiere sometime in late 2024 to 2025 is likely.

Paul Wesley in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 3- Production Underway

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds filmed Season 1 and 2 right after one another, and apparently Paramount+ was so high on the series it decided to go ahead and green light Season 3 soon after. The series was in production for a while but paused during the WGA Writers’ Strike. Production resumed and is happening alongside Star Trek: Section 31, but it's still looking like we won't see the new season until at least 2025. 

Tilly in Star Trek: Discovery

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Starfleet Academy - Production Starting In 2024

Alex Kurtzman revealed not long ago that Star Trek is actively working on another new live-action series, and it’s going to be set at Starfleet Academy. Of course, we don’t know exactly what era this series is set to take place during or who is going to star in it yet. We don’t really know much of anything, though it’s worth noting that Star Trek: Discovery did write off its character Tilly when she took an offer at Starfleet Academy. The episode where that happened seemed like it could be a backdoor pilot for the show, but again, we have no idea. We do know that the writer's room is underway, but details are scant beyond that.  

As shown above, there’s still a ton of Star Trek on the way in 2024, and beyond. The only way to watch these shows is with a Paramount+ subscription, which is totally worth picking up with the increasing amount of shows and movies available to watch. 

Mick Joest
Content Producer

Mick Joest is a Content Producer for CinemaBlend with his hand in an eclectic mix of television goodness. Star Trek is his main jam, but he also regularly reports on happenings in the world of Star Trek, WWE, Doctor Who, 90 Day Fiancé, Quantum Leap, and Big Brother. He graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Radio and Television. He's great at hosting panels and appearing on podcasts if given the chance as well.