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There’s some good news for Trekkies. Two hit Star Trek shows have been renewed for new seasons. Paramount+ announced this week that Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has officially been renewed for a fourth season. Additionally, Star Trek: Lower Decks has been renewed for what will be its fifth and final season.

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The news comes hot off the heels of the hit show, Star Trek: Discovery, which recently debuted its own fifth and final season earlier this month on Paramount+. Both shows are produced by CBS Studios.


Lower Decks originally debuted on CBS All Access in August 2020. It’s had four seasons and 40 episodes so far. Provided it follows the 10-episode season format, the final season will take it to about 50 episodes. The show’s fifth and final season will debut later this fall on Paramount+.

The critically acclaimed Strange New Worlds, which has a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, debuted on Paramount+ in May 2022. The spinoff of Discovery has run two seasons with 20 episodes so far. Season 3 of the hit show is currently in the works and expected to launch later next year.

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Speaking on the shows getting season renewal, Paramount+ Programming EVP Jeff Grossman stated, “It has been incredibly rewarding to continue to build the Star Trek universe, and we’re so grateful to Secret Hideout and our immensely talented casts and producers.”

Grossman continued, “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has found the perfect blend of action, adventure, and humor, and we’re elated to announce another season ahead of our season three premiere. Similarly, Star Trek: Lower Decks has brought the laughs with an ample amount of heart to the franchise across its four seasons. We can’t wait for audiences to see what is in store for the crew of the U.S.S. Cerritos in this final season.”

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CBS Studios President David Sapf added on the news, “Lower Decks and Strange New Worlds are integral to the Star Trek franchise, expanding the boundaries of the universe and exploring new and exciting worlds.” Stapf went on, “We are extraordinarily proud of both series as they honor the legacy of what Gene Roddenberry created almost 60 years ago. We are so grateful to work with Secret Hideout, Alex Kurtzman, Mike McMahan, Akiva Goldsman, Henry Alonso Myers, and the cast, crews, and artists who craft these important and entertaining stories for fans around the world.”

An original movie event in the works for Paramount+ also includes Section 31, starring Oscar-winner Michelle Yeoh. The project recently wrapped production. Also, the new original series Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, is set to begin production later this year.

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Paramount+ and CBS Studios clearly have a lot of faith in the acclaimed Strange New Worlds, as the show has been renewed before Season 3 has even made it to air. The previous seasons of Strange New Worlds and Lower Decks are streaming now on Paramount+. Season 4 will not air until after Season 3 has debuted and finished.

About Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Star Trek Strange New Worlds

Premiere Date: 2025 (Season 3)
Episodes: 10 episodes x 1 hour
Executive Producer / Creators: Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, and Jenny Lumet
Executive Producers: Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, Jenny Lumet, Henry Alonso Myers, Aaron Baiers, Dana Horgan, Davy Perez, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth 
Production: Bad Robot Productions, Secret Hideout, CBS Studios, and Roddenberry Entertainment
Network: Paramount+
Cast: Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, Ethan Peck, Jess Bush, Christina Chong, Celia Rose Gooding, Melissa Navia, Babs Olusanmokun, Paul Wesley, and Carol Kane

Synopsis: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is based on the years that Captain Christopher Pike manned the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The series follows Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock, Number One, and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, in the years before Captain Kirk boarded the starship, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.

What do you think of the news? Are you happy that Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Lower Decks have been renewed? What’s currently your favorite streaming Star Trek television series? Let us know your thoughts about the news on The Illuminerdi’s social media.

SOURCE: Paramount+

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