Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is the most in-demand streaming show going.
We know that Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is a hit. Critics love it, old fans love it, new fans love it, and it’s a huge hit. This isn’t just perception, it’s now a reality, at least according to The Wrap. According to the outlet, the newest incarnation of Star Trek has out-paced the HBO series Our Flag Means Death.
Using Parrot Analytics, which measures the global supply and demand of entertainment, they found that Strange New World had an increase of 92% in audience demand from the week prior to this week. The Wrap figured this out through; “consumer research, streaming, downloads and social media, [and] other consumer engagement.”.
This is the best figure of all shows that debuted within the last 100 days.
It not only unseated Our Flag Means Death but also Moon Knight as well.
Not only has the show unseated all streaming shows, but according to Parrot Analytics, the show also is out-pacing all-new television shows at a rate of 6.6x. Parrot Analytics also claims that the show is 85.6% of all “Action and Adventures Titles” in the US.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds should be a sign to re-think Nu Trek’s future
The reason why Star Trek: Discovery is doing so well is because it went back to a more optimistic, self-contained story, which past Nu Trek shows failed to do. Those shows were darker, more mature, and continued their story across numerous seasons, turning many old Star Trek fans off, and keeping potential new Star Trek fans away.
With rumors of a Section 31 show, and the perceived failure of Star Trek: Picard, it’s clear what works and what doesn’t with the new crop of Star Trek. The future of Star Trek should follow the likes of Strange New Worlds and another new Trek show, Prodigy, both shows featuring more isolated stories, and a more optimistic tone.
Ironically, the future of Star Trek is looking a lot like the past, kinda making us wonder why they ever deviated from such a successful formula.