Star Trek Head Shares Plans for Expanding Universe

Credit: CBS All Access

Credit: CBS All Access


Following the start of his involvement with the Star Trek franchise in 2009, there's no doubt that the franchise's presence has grown since, with multiple ongoing Trek TV shows Discovery, Picard, and Lower Decks as well up upcoming ones Strange New Worlds and Prodigy. Kurtzman offered his latest expansion of the universe with his Short Treks series and it looks like he isn't planning to slow down in expanding the beloved Star Trek Universe.

In a recent interview with Deadline, Kurtzman opens up about his plans for the franchise with new Star Trek shows. "There are quite a few, and I think the idea for us is that it isn't just about expansion for the sake of expansion," Kurtzman says. "It's actually about exploring different corners of the universe, in the same way that the Short Treks explore different corners of the world of Star Trek."

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Credit: CBS All Access

The idea would be that each show gets its own "unique identity" and that viewers won't get the same thing from one show to another. "Everything has to feel different, unique, special, and specific," he adds. "And yet you want it all to be of a piece, and tie into the larger Trek universe."

Kurtzman says it's been "a very coordinated effort" to make sure that these shows will feel different from each other, that they'll look, say, and sound "different" too.

The franchise's expansion to TV proves to be a success and shows the fans' loyalty to Star Trek after all these years. There's no doubt that there are exciting things ahead within these series and we can't wait to see what's to come.

Star Trek: Lower Decks is currently airing Season 1, new episodes get released on Thursdays on CBS All Access. Meanwhile, Star Trek: Discovery begins its third season this October 15th.

Also Read: Star Trek: Lower Decks Pays Tribute to Miles O'Brien

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