‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and ‘Picard’ may be ending but there wont be a lack of Star Trek material on Paramount+. The streamer has just order the teen orientated ‘Star Trek: Starfleet Academy’ to join ‘Strange New Worlds’, ‘Lower Decks’ and ‘Prodigy’.
The new show will “will introduce us to a young group of cadets who come together to pursue a common dream of hope and optimism. Under the watchful and demanding eyes of their instructors, they will discover what it takes to become Starfleet officers as they navigate blossoming friendships, explosive rivalries, first loves and a new enemy that threatens both the Academy and the Federation itself”.
‘Starfleet Academy’ is aiming for the YA market and will be overseen by Noga Landau (‘Nancy Drew’) and Star Trek franchise boss Alex Kurtzman.
Admission is now open to Starfleet Academy!” Kurtzman and Landau said in a joint, recruitment-like statement. “Explore the galaxy! Captain your destiny! For the first time in over a century, our campus will be re-opened to admit individuals a minimum of 16 Earth years (or species equivalent) who dream of exceeding their physical, mental and spiritual limits, who value friendship, camaraderie, honor and devotion to a cause greater than themselves. The coursework will be rigorous, the instructors among the brightest lights in their respective fields, and those accepted will live and study side-by-side with the most diverse population of students ever admitted. Today we encourage all who share our dreams, goals and values to join a new generation of visionary cadets as they take their first steps toward creating a bright future for us all. Apply today! Ex Astris, Scientia!Alex Kurtzman and Noga Landau
We are excited to introduce Star Trek fans to a whole new generation of Starfleet officers in training as they navigate the rigors of the Academy and the brink of adulthood. Introducing new characters and compelling storylines, this all-new original series will serve as a fantastic addition to the franchise and Paramount+, bringing new generations of viewers and long-term Star Trek fans alike together to enjoy the next chapter in the iconic Star Trek universe.Domenic DiMeglio, chief marketing officer and head of data, Paramount Streaming
The show will go into production next year.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter