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With Star Trek: Picard nearing its conclusion and with Star Trek: Discovery set to end in 2024, one might think that the franchise is in for a hiatus, but that might not be the case. During an interview, Alex Kurtzman confirmed that he and his colleagues are excited about the Star Trek: Discovery spin-off led by Michelle YeohSection 31. Kurtzman also revealed that he and the Star Trek: Picard cast may be working on a potential filmand that other character-driven spinoffs aren’t out of the question at all.
Effectively, Kurtzman states that there are still many new Star Trek projects in the worksand that fans may hear about soon:
“We have plans for new things…there are a lot of plans, and you will hear about them soon. We will continue to expand the Star Trek universe, absolutely”.
The currently scheduled TV series
Section 31 is still under development. Paramount had set the pilot to shoot in 2020, right after the end of Star Trek: Discovery season 3, but due to the pandemic, the TV series took a back seat.
Another rumored project centers around Starfleet Academy. Kurtzman he officially acknowledged the project during an interview with The New York Times, though he didn’t provide any further details. Some wonder if the hiring of Sylvia Tilly (Mary Wiseman) at the 32nd Century Starfleet Academy set the stage for the new show.
When will we know more?
While Kurtzman states that “we’ll hear about it soon”it is not clear what that “presto” mean exactly. The next (obvious) possible date is First Contact Day – i.e. April 5th.
If it’s not on First Contact Day, there’s always Star Trek Day theSeptember 8th, a major event for the Star Trek franchise for years. And, of course, big news could also come at Comic-Con in San Diego or New York, or at a Paramount event, or at any other time of the year.
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