The Star Trek Universe is ever-expanding. The franchise returned on television with the launch of Star Trek: Discovery in 2017. In 2020, CBS All Access launched Star Trek: Picard and Patrick Stewart will play the lead role. Also, two Star Trek: Discovery sequels are in production. The animated series and film series is also bound to come. However, it may be hard to keep track of all that’s happening in the Star Trek universe. Hence Fandom Wire has prepared a list to tell you everything you need to know about upcoming Star Trek TV shows and movies.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3
The second season of Star Trek: Discovery ended on a significant cliffhanger. The story jumped to the future by almost 900 years. This kind of time shift opens up an array of opportunities for the franchise to expand.
Michelle Paradise joins show-runner Alex Kurtzman as co-showrunner for the upcoming new season. Before the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, the season wrapped filming. Post-production of the series is being done remotely from home. Even though the work is in slow progress, we expect it to release in 2020.
Star Trek: Picard Season 2
CBS showed confidence in the Star Trek series and the network renewed Picard for another season. Star Trek: Picard series features Jean-Luc Picard. The plot of this series takes place after the Starfleet adventures of Jean-Luc Picard.
Terry Matalas will receive the show-runner duties from Michael Chabon. In the first season, we saw a reunion of former crew-mates William Riker and Deanna Troi. The series hinted that there could be more such reunions in the upcoming season.
Star Trek: Lower Decks
The next series to debut on CBS is animated, instead of a live-action series. Rick and Morty writer Mike McMahan will be devoting his time developing this series. The animation series is set around 2280. It will take place after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis. The series will tell the story of USS Cerritos’ support crew. This series will include various voice actors such as Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, Eugene Cordero, Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O’Connell, Fred Tatasciore, and Gillian Vigman.
Spinoff Star Trek: Section 31
The series is the first announced spinoff of Star Trek: Discovery. As the name suggests, this series focuses on Section 31, which is a secret organization. Michelle Yeoh will lead if the series went under production. She will play Philippa Georgiou, former Terran Emperor who gets recruited in the ranks of Section 31.
Discovery writers Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt will develop this spinoff. The coronavirus pandemic has delayed the filming of this series.
Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek Movie
Paramount Pictures announced Star Trek 4 even before Star Trek Beyond released in 2016. The film was all ready to bring back Chris Hemsworth to play George Kirk. But then Star Trek Beyond bombed at the box office. Paramount tried to negotiate with the actors to keep the budget in check. But it resulted in Chris backing off from the project.
Although Paramount has scrapped further Star Trek films, they do have some plans. One of those plans came from a brilliant idea pitched by Quentin Tarantino. Paramount passed the idea to the writer’s room for brainstorming. Mark Smith emerged out of the room as the film’s screenwriter and finished writing the script. Currently, Tarantino is taking notes on the script. But since his time has gone, Paramount can still pass on the script to some another director.