Strange Worlds and Lower Decks have been revamped

Paramount+ confirmed this week that the hit “Star Trek” shows from the latest era of the franchise, the animated series “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” and “Star Trek: Lower Decks” have been renewed for new seasons. In addition, both shows will debut their latest seasons this summer.

The highly anticipated second season of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” is also scheduled to debut later this summer on Thursday, June 15.

“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” and “Lower Decks” are getting new seasons

Paramount announced that “Strange New Worlds” will get a 10-episode third season and “Lower Decks” will also get a 10-episode fifth season. “Strange New Worlds” is scheduled to debut new episodes of the series every Thursday on Paramount+. The show will also be available on the streamer in the UK, Australia, Latin America, Brazil, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria in June. Paramount+ will also stream the series in South Korea, with a premiere date to be announced later.

Next up is the fourth season of “Lower Decks,” which debuts later this summer on Paramount+. The final release date and international streaming dates will be announced at a later date. “Lower Decks” debuted on the streamer in August 2020 and has since run for three seasons and 30 episodes.

Pictured: (L-R) Celia Rose Gooding as Uhura, Melissa Navia as Ortegas, Ethan Peck as Spock, Bruce Horak as Hemmer, Anson Mount as Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Una, Jess Bush as Chapel, Christina Chong as La’an and Baby Olusanmokun as M’Benga in the official key art for Paramount+’s original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo by James Dimmock/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All rights reserved.

Another recent “Star Trek” animated series returning in late summer is the children’s animated series “Star Trek: Prodigy,” which will debut its second season in the winter of 2023. The animated and Family Emmy award-winning series is in the works. produced by Nickelodeon and CBS Studios Eye Animation Productions.

“Strange New Worlds” is the highest-rated series among new “Star Trek” shows from CBS and Paramount. The series currently has a critical score of 99% Rotten tomatoes, compared to 90% for “Picard” and 85% for “Discovery”. “Lower Decks” also has a fairly high critical score of 89%.


A special episode also debuting in Season 2 of “Strange New Worlds” will be a crossover episode with “Lower Decks,” mixing live action and animation. In the episode, “Lower Decks” stars Ensign Beckett (Tawny Newsome) and Ensign Brad Boimler (Jack Quad) join the USS Enterprise. The episode will be directed by Jonathan Frakes, a veteran of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and director of the “Picard” series.

Set before the events of the original television series, “Strange New Worlds” features a former crew of the USS Enterprise. The series stars Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Ethan Peck as Spock, and Rebecca Romijn as Una Chin-Riley. “The Vampire Diaries” alum Paul Wesley also appeared as Captain James T. Kirk in the first season. The first season is now available to stream on Paramount+.

The animated “Lower Decks” explores the lives of the low-ranking crew aboard USS Cerritos 2380. The series stars Newsome as Beckett Mariner, Quad as Brad Boimler, Noel Wells as D’Vana Tendi, and Eugene Cordero. Sam Rutherford. The first three seasons can also be streamed on the Paramount+ app.

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