Star Trek: Strange New Worlds wants to overlap with the original series.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is days away from releasing its second season for fans. The second season is supposed to match, if not surpass the excitement and fanfare that the first season brought to the table. Can it? Sure. Will it? We’ll find out.
The show already has a third season ordered, but due to the current writer’s strike, that season is being delayed for the moment. If the second and subsequent third seasons are a hit for Paramount+, it’s very likely that fourth and fifth seasons may be ordered, and who knows beyond that?
It’s very likely we could get seven seasons of Strange New Worlds. But it has to keep being a hit and keep bringing in fans to the streaming service. If that happens, then seven seasons are possible. And while we all want more seasons at the moment, we do have to wonder about the franchise’s canon.
At some point, Strange New Worlds would run into the original series, for which it’s a prequel. Well, that appears to be the point.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds wants to overlap with the Original Series
"If we were so lucky as to continue, I think we could even overlap. I think that would really be interesting to actually rub up against The Original Series."
We already saw that happen, to some degree, in Strange New Worlds’ first season finale. In that episode, we saw the “debut” of Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, as he was serving as chief engineer aboard the Enterprise. Yet, his captain, James Kirk was actually on another ship due to some time-travel wonkiness.
It’s very likely that we see some sort of overlap with the original series. To what degree will solely be up to the series creators and writers.