You know what’s better than one Star Trek show? Three new Star Trek shows!
That’s right, CBS is going to add three new shows on top of the second season of Star Trek Discovery in order to get even more fans onboard with the franchise’s current statement. CBS also just announced that Alex Kurtzman has taken over the show-runner role from the recently fired Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg.
One of these new shows will be a live-action teen drama about students at the Starfleet Academy, looking to take to the stars. The show will be helmed by Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwart, who have worked on other teen shows like Gossip Girl and Marvel’s Runaways. The second is an animate series in the same vein as the original Star Trek: The Animated Series, though there are fewer details on that one.
Rumor is that the third show will be a reboot or continuation of the adventures of Jean-Luc Picard, to be played once more by Sir Patrick Stewart. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show has both Kurtzman and writer Akiva Goldsman will helm the show. However, CBS would not confirm this was the case as, apparently, the deal has not been sealed just yet.
While none of these are greenlit or have any cast assigned, it’s exciting to see the channel interested in exploring new avenues for this multi-faceted franchise. We will have to keep an eye out for these projects in the coming year.