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'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' Release Date Confirmed, More Trek Coming Soon

Paramount Plus announces new details for Trek shows Picard, Discovery, Lower Decks and Prodigy.

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Captain Pike beamed into Star Trek: Discovery, and takes the helm of new show Strange New Worlds in May.

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds boards the USS Enterprise on Thursday May 5, as streaming service Paramount Plus confirms release dates and further seasons for Trek series Picard, Lower Decks, Prodigy and Discovery.

Although there are now five Trek TV shows in production, Strange New Worlds will be the first set aboard the iconic starship since Star Trek: Enterprise ended in 2005. Before the new show even starts this summer, it's been confirmed for a second series.

Strange New Worlds stars a crew first seen as guest stars in Discovery, including Anson Mount as Capt. Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as first officer Number One and Ethan Peck as a young Mr. Spock.  

Discovery was the first show to revive  Star Trek  for the streaming age, debuting on Paramount Plus when it was launched under the name CBS All Access. The series has now been renewed for a fifth season, ahead of the debut of new season 4 episodes on Thursday, Feb. 10.

Season 2 of Star Trek: Picard will premiere on Thursday, March 3. A third season is in production, although it was recently shut down when a large number of crew members tested positive for COVID.

There are also two animated Trek shows on at the moment. Irreverent animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks will return in summer 2022 with a 10-episode third season, and has been also been renewed for a fourth season. Star Trek: Prodigy, aimed at younger fans, is dropping new episodes every Thursday, with a further 10-episode second half of season 1 to be available later this year.

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