Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is promising to take us to unexpected places.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is one of the better new series to hit the air in some time. The series has quickly taken the place as the franchise’s flagship series and has brought classic Trek back to the masses with a brand new visual style.
While part of me still yearns for the more Orville-like set pieces as opposed to the over-glossed Kurtzman-Era Trek, I’m rather content with the storytelling they’re doing to nitpick the overall design of the franchise.
We’re not the only ones who love Strange New Worlds, as it’s pretty evident that most Trek fans do too. So when talking to Cinemablend about the series and its upcoming second season (currently being filmed), Strange New Worlds star Melissa Navia gushed about the production.
Navia, who plays Lt. Ortega, told CinemaBlend that the second season was going to be bigger, better, and far more unexpected compared to the first season.
"Season 2 we’re gonna go to places that you just didn’t expect, couldn’t expect, but you’re gonna be really happy that we did. People are already talking about Season 3 and like my head is just trying to wrap its head around Season 2, we’re like barreling toward the end. We have some of the biggest scenes we’ve filmed yet, especially for me, to come still. So, very exciting."
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ second season will help prove if the show has legs
If the second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is as good as the first season, then the franchise may be able to shift gears some and start focusing on more shows like it, instead of the Picard’s and Lower Decks of it all.
Longevity is important in series and being able to keep a show going without a loss in quality is key. Just look at a show like The Goldbergs or Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, the longer the show went on the more and more likely the quality dropped.
Any show can suffer from this, Heroes, True Detective, The Simpsons, it can happen to any show. Strange New Worlds needs to keep the quality up as the seasons continue on and remember what made it successful in the first place; staying true to Trek.