Star Trek: Strange New Worlds just ended its first season and is already in the award spotlight.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is the freshman sci-fi drama series that puts Captain Christopher PIke in command of the USS Enterprise several years before Captain James T. Kirk will take over. The series debuted on Paramount+ on May 5th and quickly climbed to the top of the streaming charts. With a killer combination of stunning sets and visuals and serious acting chops, the series didn’t go unnoticed by the Hollywood Critics Awards. It was nominated for Best Streaming Drama Series. Also in running for the same award are Loki, Ozark, Pachinko, Severance, Squid Game, Stranger Things, and The Morning Show. [via Trekmovie]
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is already a winner with the Hollywood Critics Association.
The HCA chose the series as the winner of its Legacy Award for 2022. According to HCA Vice President, Nestor Bentancor, “the HCA Legacy Award celebrates a show that has taken a beloved property and, without relying solely on nostalgia, has been able to pay respectful tribute to the past while modernizing it in a fun and meaningful way, delighting original fans and a newer generation of devotees.”
There’s no denying that Strange New Worlds has paid tribute to Star Trek: The Original Series by not only bringing back legacy characters and giving them room to grow but also by creating new characters that work in sync with those fans already know. The crew of the Enterprise work well together, and in a short amount of time, the series has gained a legion of fans and a swift renewal for a second season, which recently completed filming.
The Legacy Award will be handed out during the HCA TV Awards, and the winners in all other categories will be announced at that time as well. The awards will take place over two-nights on Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA.