It’s Official, Star Trek Is Getting Two More New Shows

By Dan Lawrence | Published

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Alex Kurtzman serves as executive producer on the countless Star Trek television series that are currently on offer for fans to enjoy. There are the likes of Picard, Lower Decks, and Strange New Worlds for Trekkies to enjoy, and the Star Trek Sand Diego Comic-Con panel revealed that there will be more on the way. TrekMovie reports that it’s official, Star Trek is getting two more new shows.

Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman resided over the sub-panels for Picard, Lower Decks, and Strange New Worlds at SDCC this past weekend and during a fan Q+A, he dropped the bombshell that is two new Star Trek shows for fans to enjoy. The revelation came about when a deaf fan – via an interpreter – asked Kurtzman if a deaf actor would enter the Trek Universe, following the casting of blind actor Bruce Horak in Strange New Worlds, to which Kurtzman replied: “It’s a terrific idea and it’s definitely something that we’ll take into the next two Star Trek shows that we are currently developing.” 

What better confirmation of new content than from the man (Alex Kurtzman) who has been tasked with overseeing the entire franchise over the past few years and into the future beyond. As well as confirming that there will be two new shows, Kurtzman also hinted at the possibility of female leads in the new projects, saying; “you can certainly expect to see more Star Trek shows with female leads.”

One such show that could be taking one of the two slots Kurtzman identifies could be the long-mooted spin-off series focusing on Michelle Yeoh’s character, Emperor Philippa Georgiou. Georgiou appeared in 24 episodes of Star Trek: Discovery as part of Section 31, a Federation intelligence organization that first debuted in Deep Space Nine. A spin-off series has been in the works for some time, with Den of Geek reporting back in February that such a project is still part of Paramount’s plans. Could Michelle Yeoh be one of the female leads that Alex Kurtzman is referring to?  Michelle Yeoh is a fantastic actress, and we could definitely see her leading the franchise as captain of a vessel.

As well as the exciting announcement the franchise will be getting two new shows, San Diego Comic-Con also revealed a look at the countless stars of Star Trek: The Next Generation who are returning to Picard season three. As well as this, it was revealed that Star Trek: Lower Decks will feature characters from Deep Space Nine and that the animated Lower Decks will crossover with Strange New Worlds in an episode blending live-action and animation. Outside of the SDCC, it has been known for some time now that Star Trek: Discovery will be getting a fifth season, with a release date still unknown at this time.

With Picard, Lower Decks, and Strange New Worlds, plus the return of Star Trek: Discovery in the near future along with a return to the Star Trek film franchise featuring the likes of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, and Karl Urban, plus two more shows, it is abundantly clear that the franchise is at maximum warp speed with Alex Kurtzman boldly going where no Star Trek exec has gone before.