Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is one of the most popular streaming Star Trek series since it began last year.
When Star Trek: Strange New Worlds debuted last year, it quickly became the most popular streaming series on Paramount+ with fans of both old and Nu-trek tuning in to see Captain Pike commanding the Enterprise. The freshman series proved to be better than most of us could have anticipated, and, if the comments from the actors are anything to go by, season two is going to be even bigger and better.
So it comes as no surprise that Strange New Worlds has picked up a Saturn Award for Best Streaming Sci-Fi series [via Trekmovie], the only series in the franchise to be honored at the 50th annual award ceremony held by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror. Three different Star Trek shows were in the running with a total of six nominations across five categories. This is the second award the series has picked up, also having been awarded the Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards’ Legacy Award, which is given to “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”.
Season two of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is set to premiere in 2023.
In a recent interview with Collider, Anson Mount (Captain Christopher Pike) said that season two of the series was going to swing for the rafters, which barely gives us a hint about what’s in store for next season. Showrunner Henry Alonso Myers has expressed a wish for more episodes so they can tell all the stories they want to tell. As it is, not every character got their moment last season, but it’s something Myers wants to work on for season two. .
However next season unfolds, if it maintains the same type of quality work it brought to the first season, it’s practically guaranteed to be around for a long time to come. And this award won’t be the last one.