Star Trek has seen two shows get canceled, is Star Trek: Lower Decks in danger too?
Star Trek has seen two of its more notable properties get canceled this year, with Star Trek’s Picard and Discovery being shown the door. They were the first two shows introduced to the Nu Trek era of shows and were considered the standard bearers, right or wrong, for the new generation. That was until Strange New Worlds came about.
Strange New Worlds arrived right when Paramount+ started cutting its budget significantly so that it can become profitable sooner rather than later (if at all). That means the more disappointing and more expensive shows were getting cut; hence Picard and Discovery’s cancelation.
So with those two shows down, all eyes fell onto Lower Decks, the third major series to be greenlit. While it’s an animated show, it’s viewed as more cost-effective compared to Discovery and Picard’s huge budgets. Yet, were the ratings good enough to warrant another new season?
Well, apparently the ratings were in a place where Paramount+ felt they were getting their money’s worth for the franchise, as Lower Decks got a fifth-season order.
When is the fourth season of Star Trek: Lower Decks coming to Paramount+?
With Strange New World’s second season getting a release date of June 15, it appears that Paramount+ is going back-to-back with shows. Lower Decks is currently scheduled for a “late-summer” arrival. This means that we can likely expect Lower Decks to return to the air via Paramount+ sometime in late August, probably within the last two weeks of the month.
Unless they intend on running both shows concurrently, just on different days. Considering that Lower Decks and Strange New Worlds are doing a crossover with one another, running them back-to-back makes for great synergy.