Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today celebrated Star Trek Day with a slew of announcements and reveals during a global live stream. We’ve summarized all the Star Trek: Prodigy, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Star Trek: Lower Decks and Star Trek: Picard news below!
STAR TREK: PRODIGY
Paramount+ released the official trailer and key art for the upcoming all-new animated kids’ series Star Trek: Prodigy. The official trailer was virtually introduced by series star Kate Mulgrew, and the key art was unveiled by Star Trek: Prodigy executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman during the series panel that took place at today’s global live-streamed Star Trek Day celebration.
In addition, it was announced that Star Trek: Prodigy will premiere on Thursday, Oct. 28 with a one-hour premiere episode, exclusively for Paramount+ subscribers in the U.S.
The Star Trek: Prodigy panel featured a conversation with series voice cast members Brett Gray and Dee Bradley Baker, executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman, and director and co-executive producer Ben Hibon and was moderated by host Mica Burton.
Star Trek: Prodigy is produced by the Nickelodeon Animation Studio and CBS Studios’ Eye Animation Production.
Developed by Emmy Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters and Ninjago), the CG-animated series is the first Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences, and will follow a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future.
These six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered — a first in the history of the Star Trek franchise — but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY
Paramount+ revealed that season four of its hit original series Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on Thursday, Nov. 18, exclusively for Paramount+ subscribers in the U.S. The date was revealed following a sneak peek clip from the upcoming fourth season, introduced virtually by series star Sonequa Martin-Green.
The Star Trek: Discovery panel featured cast members Wilson Cruz, Blu del Barrio and Ian Alexander and showrunner and executive producer, Michelle Paradise, and was moderated by host Wil Wheaton.
Season four of Star Trek: Discovery finds Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery facing a threat unlike any they’ve ever encountered. With Federation and non-Federation worlds alike feeling the impact, they must confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all.
Star Trek: Discovery season four cast members include Sonequa Martin-Green (Captain Michael Burnham), Doug Jones (Saru), Anthony Rapp (Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), David Ajala (Cleveland “Book” Booker) and Blu del Barrio (Adira).
Star Trek: Discovery streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., and the series is distributed concurrently by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group on Netflix in 190 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave. The series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.
STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS
Paramount+ revealed which characters previously-announced cast members Jess Bush, Christina Chong, Celia Rose Gooding, Melissa Navia and Babs Olusanmokun, along with the newly-announced Bruce Horak, will portray in the upcoming original series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, alongside series stars Anson Mount (“Captain Christopher Pike”), Rebecca Romijn (“Number One”) and Ethan Peck (“Spock”).
Their character names are as follows:
Jess Bush is Nurse Christine Chapel
Christina Chong is La’an Noonien-Singh
Celia Rose Gooding is Cadet Nyota Uhura
Melissa Navia is Lt. Erica Ortegas
Babs Olusanmokun is Dr. M’Benga
Bruce Horak is Hemmer
The announcement was made in a surprise video (watch below) featuring the series’ cast during the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds panel that took place at today’s global live-streamed Star Trek Day celebration. The Star Trek: Strange New Worlds panel featured series stars Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck, and co-showrunners and executive producers, Akiva Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers in a conversation with host Mica Burton.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is based on the years Captain Christopher Pike manned the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The series will feature fan favorites from season two of Star Trek: Discovery: Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. The series will follow Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One in the years before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.
The series premiere was written by Akiva Goldsman with the story by Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers serve as co-showrunners, with Goldsman directing the premiere episode. Goldsman, Kurtzman and Lumet serve as executive producers in addition to Alonso Myers, Heather Kadin, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth and Aaron Baiers. Akela Cooper and Davy Perez serve as co-executive producers. The series is produced by CBS Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will stream exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Latin America. In Canada, it will air on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and stream on Crave.
STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE REMASTERING
The Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is coming exclusively to Paramount+. The restoration is being undertaken by David C. Fein, Mike Matessino, and Daren R. Dochterman, all of whom worked previously with director Robert Wise. The following announcement debuted during Star Trek Day 2021.
STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS
Paramount+ released the mid-season trailer for season two of its hit original half-hour animated comedy series Star Trek: Lower Decks. The mid-season trailer was revealed during the Star Trek: Lower Decks panel that took place at the celebration.
The Star Trek: Lower Decks panel featured a conversation with series creator, showrunner and executive producer Mike McMahan and voice cast members Eugene Cordero and Noël Wells, and a surprise video featuring Jack Quaid and Tawny Newsome. The panel was moderated by host Mica Burton.
Developed by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites), Star Trek: Lower Decks focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.
The Starfleet crew residing in the “lower decks” of the U.S.S. Cerritos, includes Ensign Beckett Mariner, voiced by Tawny Newsome, Ensign Brad Boimler, voiced by Jack Quaid, Ensign Tendi, voiced by Noël Wells, and Ensign Rutherford, voiced by Eugene Cordero.
The Starfleet characters that comprise the ship’s bridge crew include Captain Carol Freeman, voiced by Dawnn Lewis, Commander Jack Ransom, voiced by Jerry O’Connell, Doctor T’Ana, voiced by Gillian Vigman, Lt. Shaxs voiced by Fred Tatasciore, Lt. Billups voiced by Paul Scheer and Lt. Kayshon voiced by Carl Tart.
STAR TREK: PICARD
Paramount+ unleashed a brand-new season two trailer for its hit original series Star Trek: Picard. The trailer also revealed that season two will premiere in February 2022 on Paramount+ in the U.S. In addition, it was shared that Star Trek: Picard has been renewed for a third season.
Star Trek: Picard, followed by a live performance of “Blue Skies” by Isa Briones, was the closing moment at Paramount+’s live-streamed Star Trek Day celebration.
Star Trek: Picard features Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and follows this iconic character into the next chapter of his life. The series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.
For season two, Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, Terry Matalas, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Doug Aarniokoski and Dylan Massin serve as executive producers; and Kirsten Beyer serves as co-executive producer. Akiva Goldsman and Terry Matalas serve as co-showrunners for season two.
Star Trek: Picard season two cast members include Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Jeri Ryan, Orla Brady, John de Lancie, Annie Wersching and Brent Spiner.