It was just a few weeks ago when Paramount+ sent out a video announcing the final completion of production for the first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. But there is already a strong indication they are getting ready to start up again for another season of the highly-anticipated series.
Strange New Season?
According to the latest update from industry newsletter Production Weekly (first flagged by SpoilerTV), Paramount+ is set to start up production on a second season of Strange New Worlds in February 2022 in Toronto, Canada. This is not officially confirmed by Paramount+ or anyone associated with the show, however, Production Weekly has a good track record for these kinds of things. Traditionally, Paramount+ does not announce season pick-ups until after the latest season of a show is already streaming or until production is about to start (or has already started). For example, while widely expected, the third season of Star Trek: Picard was not officially announced until Star Trek Day this year, shortly after production began in early September.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will begin streaming in 2022. While no release date has been set yet, it could likely follow season two of Picard which kicks off in February. So, May 2022 is a reasonable guess. The 10-episode first season went into production in February of 2021, wrapping up primary production right on schedule in late July. Pickup shots were done to complete filming in September and early October.
Strange New Worlds is set onboard the USS Enterprise under the command of Captain Pike (Anson Mount). The show is set in the decade before Star Trek: The Original Series and is designed using a similar episodic structure. Strange New Worlds also stars Ethan Peck as Spock, Rebecca Romijn as Number One, Jess Bush as Nurse Christine Chapel, Babs Olusanmokun as Dr. M’Benga, and Celia Rose Gooding as Cadet Nyota Uhura. The cast also includes new characters, with Christina Chong as La’an Noonien-Singh, Melissa Navia as Lt. Erica Ortegas, and Bruce Horak is Hemmer (an Aenar).
For now, news of season two is considered unofficial, however, it is reasonable to assume Paramount+ would want more of the show. ViacomCBS recently extended executive producer Alex Kurtzman’s contract for five years, indicating a desire for more Star Trek Universe content for the streaming platform for years to come. Strange New Worlds was originally ordered as a series following a fan campaign asking for more of the Enterprise, Pike, Spock, and Number One after they were introduced in the second season of Discovery.
ICYMI: Strange New Videos
Star Trek Day character reveal video from September.
Season one wrap video from October.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will arrive on Paramount+ in 2022. International rights have not been announced yet.
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