The current Star Trek franchise on television continues to grow where no man has gone before as they are working on more shows in both live-action and animation for Paramount+. But now, it looks like the Star Trek Universe will continue to expand in the next few years as they have announced the renewal for three of its shows.
Paramount+ has announced that Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a fifth season, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds for a second season (ahead of its debut), and Star Trek: Lower Decks for a 10-episode fourth season. Meanwhile, Star Trek: Picard is currently in production for the third season while the second half of the first season of Star Trek: Prodigy will air later this year.
Alex Kurtzman, the executive producer and current architect of the Star Trek franchise, said in a statement, "Four years ago, we made a promise to grow Star Trek into something it had never been before, and thanks to the incredibly hard work done by our many talented showrunners, writers, and directors, along with the extraordinary support of CBS Studios and Paramount+, we’re keeping our word. Now our current shows are set up for the future as we work to build Trek’s next phase of programming for years to come."
It is great to hear that the three aforementioned shows have been renewed for another season, especially Strange New Worlds which was given a renewal ahead of its premiere in May. It just shows the commitment that ViacomCBS and Paramount+ have on expanding the Star Trek franchise as it is one of the biggest IPs in their library and they are also gearing up on adding more content for the streaming service. As long as there is support, it should go on for many more years.
New episodes of Star Trek: Prodigy premiere every Thursday while the fourth season of Star Trek: Discovery will resume its run on February 10.