Two weeks ago Paramount+ announced new seasons and release dates for all five of their current Star Trek series, outlining a regular stream of Trek shows on the streaming platform for the next two years. And today executives from Paramount+ say they are expecting even more Star Trek to come.
Trek hasn’t hit critical mass yet – Section 31 show news coming
Today Paramount+ executives held a presentation during the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour where they announced renewals and some new programming for a number of original series, but they also talked about the importance of Star Trek to the streaming service.
Reports from TCA members attending the event quote the executives touting their “always on” Star Trek programming, as outlined in the announcement two weeks ago of multiple seasons ordered across five series. But that isn’t stopping Paramount+ from looking ahead. As reported by Variety:
“Yes, we are still in development on ‘Section 31,’ so there will be more news on that soon,” Nicole Clemens, president of original scripted series at Paramount Plus, told reporters during an executive session alongside chief programming officer Tanya Giles at the Television Critics Association’s press tour Tuesday. “And two, the question about ‘critical mass’ on ‘Star Trek,’ I think we have some fantastic offerings in our always on slate,” in reference to “Star Trek” shows lined up back-to-back on the Paramount Plus rollout schedule.
The Section 31 series led by Michelle Yeoh-led was announced two years ago. The Star Trek: Discovery spin-off was set up with character storylines from both seasons two and three, but has yet to move beyond the development stage. This latest comment appears to confirm the recent optimism expressed by executive producer Alex Kurtzman about the series.
Another show and curated Star Trek?
At a later panel focused on Strange New Worlds Alex Kurtzman briefly talked about the Section 31 show, but also hinted at yet another Trek series he is cooking up (via Variety):
Kurtzman said he and his team are working on “Section 31” and another show he’s remaining tight-lipped about.
And during the earlier executive panel there was an interesting comment from Nicole Clemens about “curated” Star Trek content:
Clemens added: “And I think you may see a few more very curated additions coming.”
[NOTE: The original article was updated with reporting from Variety swapping out live tweets from TCA attendees]
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