‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Hasn’t Even Aired Its Third Season, but It’s Getting a Fourth

A couple beloved “Star Trek” shows are living ever longer and prospering on Paramount+. The streamer has renewed “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” for Season 4 — even though Season 3 hasn’t even aired yet. That’s how well received the first two seasons of the “Original Series” prequel starring Anson Mount as Capt. Christopher Pike have been. The series has taken big swings in episodic storytelling, such as Season 2’s musical episode, “Subspace Rhapsody.”

“On behalf of the cast and crew of ‘Strange New Worlds’ we are thrilled and grateful to continue our voyages together,” said showrunners Akiva Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers, plus franchise overlord Alex Kurtzman, in a joint statement. “We can’t wait for you to join us and the crew of the Enterprise on another season of exploration and adventure.”

Meanwhile, “Star Trek: Lower Decks,” the animated comedy series set after the events of the “Next Generation” movies but before “Star Trek: Picard” and created by Mike McMahan, will receive a fifth and final season. The cartoon show had a live-action crossover episode with “Strange New Worlds.” In a statement, McMahan and Kurtzman wrote the following:

To the fans,

We wanted to let you know that this fall will be the fifth and final season of Star Trek: Lower Decks. While five seasons of any series these days seems like a miracle, it’s no exaggeration to say that every second we’ve spent making this show has been a dream come true.  Our incredible cast, crew and artists have given you everything they have because they love the characters they play, they love the world we’ve built, and more than anything we all love love love Star Trek. We’re excited for the world to see our hilarious fifth season which we’re working on right now, and the good news is that all previous episodes will remain on Paramount+ so there is still so much to look forward to as we celebrate the Cerritos crew with a big send-off.

Finally, thank you for always being so creative and joyful, for filling convention halls and chanting “LOWER DECKS!” We remain hopeful that even beyond season five, Mariner, Boimler, Tendi, Rutherford and the whole Cerritos crew will live on with new adventures.


Mike McMahan and Alex Kurtzman

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