Alex Kurtzman announced upcoming plans for Star Trek at San Diego Comic-Con.
Star Trek: Picard will end with its upcoming third season, leaving an opening for another series to fill its place. And, according to Alex Kurtzman who spoke at San Diego Comic-Con [via TrekCentral], there are two new Star Trek series currently in development. This doesn’t come as a surprise to most fans as we’ve heard talks about a series starring Michelle Yeoh. Called Section 31, the show would delve deep into the shady agency that claimed to protect the United Federation of Planets, but this series has been “in development” for quite some time, long enough to make fans question whether or not it’s actually going to materialize.
Another series that has been discussed is Starfleet Academy. Deadline announced the development of this series back in February of this year. This one would follow cadets as they make their way through the Academy and work towards becoming officers in Starfleet.
Alex Kurtzman may have been talking about different Star Trek series.
Though these are the two we’ve heard about the most, back in February, during a Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ panel, Kurtzman said “there is another one” besides Section 31, but they needed to remain “tight-lipped” about it.
Deadline revealed that Kurtzman said they had to think several years out, and that they [Paramount+] wanted new shows on the air two or three years from [that point] so they had to start planning those now. At that time, Kurtzman revealed there were a “bunch of things” in development that they were super-excited about.
And Nicole Clemens, President of Paramount+ Original Scripted Series, added that “we have some fantastic offerings in our slate and I think you may see a few more very curated editions coming.”
To that end, we don’t know if Section 31 and Starfleet Academy are the two series that are actually in development. Though it has been hoped that either one or both of these series would be ready for next year, we’ve heard nothing new about either one for quite awhile. So even though Kurtzman made this announcement at Comic-Con, we’re still in a holding pattern until further information is revealed.