Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is back to filming but when can fans expect its return to screens?

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is back making new episodes.

Christina Chong as La'an, Jack Quaid as Boimler, Tawny Newsome as Mariner and Anson Mount as Pike appearing in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, streaming on Paramount+, 2023. Photo Cr: Michael Gibson/Paramount+
Christina Chong as La'an, Jack Quaid as Boimler, Tawny Newsome as Mariner and Anson Mount as Pike appearing in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, streaming on Paramount+, 2023. Photo Cr: Michael Gibson/Paramount+ /
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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is the front and center of the Star Trek universe currently. It's arguably the best show of the Nu Trek era (when it avoids silly ideas like musicals) and has shown itself to be able to craft compelling stories on par with the original. It's truly been a joy to watch the franchise find itself with this new series.

Strange New Worlds is going to have a long delay, however, between seasons. The show was heavily impacted by the writers and actors strike of 2023, causing massive delays to the show's filming. The show's first two seasons debuted in May of 2022 and June of 2023, making a late spring, early-summer release possible. That's not what we're getting, however.

No, the show was set for a five-month filming schedule and apparently started filming in December of 2023. The crew had a bit of a break but are back at it now, but a June 2024 end date is still the goal. That means that the show won't be out this summer, as the past two seasons were. And it's very unlikely the show will make it out this year at all.

With the post-production window oftentimes going into the season, it seems highly unlikely that the show will be done in time for a summer or even a fall release. A holiday 2024 window could exist, as shows tend to do well around that time, but it's also possible that the show is just not out this year at all. The delay will suck, especially considering how the second season ended, but it's what has to happen for the best possible product.

Season two ended with The Gorn making a play on defenseless people and The Enterprise positioned to either help innocent people survive, therefore starting a war, or let them die a horrific death.

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