Star Trek: Strange New Worlds remains in limbo following the end of the Writer’s Strike.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has largely been a well-received show, with a plot that mostly follows the conflict between the Federation and the Gorn. Stellar performances from Anson Mount (Captain Christopher Pike), Ethan Peck (Spock), and Jess Bush (Nurse Christine Chapel) have dominated the talking points online.
The episodes are hit or miss and while some fans like the experimental concepts, episodes like the musical episode have not gone over well with everyone, and those do hurt the overall perception of the franchise. That said, it has engaging elements beyond that, and the retconning of the Gorn into a far more sinister force, one devoid of empathy or basic emotions, has given the show its necessary main villain.
So the expectation for a strong season three exists, but unfortunately it may just be something fans are going to end up waiting for. According to Star Trek head Alex Kurtzman (via TrekMovie.com), who took time at the New York Comic Con to speak to fans, Strange New Worlds has no set date for a return to work;
"Season 3 was just about the start before the strike. So we’re we are now back on our feet and everything’s kind of getting resettled. Schedules are shifting around but it’s definitely in the works and we cannot wait."
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has been impacted by the strikes
The writer’s and actors’ strikes of 2023 have directly caused a massive delay to Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The show was supposed to begin filming months ago, with a mid-2024 release for season three. Now, at this rate, it’s far likelier that the show won’t get its third season until 2025.
This is a by-product of the strike and a necessary one. The strikes were necessary, but that doesn’t mean that there weren’t consequences, and you’re seeing some of them play out.