There Are 2 More Unannounced Star Trek TV Shows in the Works After Picard
Star Trekboss Alex Kurtzman reveals there are two more unannounced live-action series currently in development. After Star Trek: Enterprise concluded its run in 2005, the beloved sci-fi franchise took a break from television and instead focused on big screen adventures. However, that changed in 2017 when Star Trek: Discoverypremiered on CBS All Access and kicked off a new age of live-action Trek television shows. Discovery will return for its third season later this year, and this month, CBS' streaming service will launch Star Trek: Picard, a highly-anticipated show that sees the return of Patrick Steward as Jean-Luc Picard.Click the button below to start this article in quick view. Start now
In addition to those two shows, Kurtzman and CBS have a Discovery spin-off planned called Section 31, which still star Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou. Plus, there are two animated Trek shows in development, one of which is set for Nickelodeon. Recently, Discovery was reportedly renewed for a fourth season, and Picard has already scored a second season before its premiere. Needless to say, there is plenty of Star Trek content in the works, with even more on the way.
According to TrekCore.com, Kurtzman offered more hints about what is to come for the Star Trek universewhile speaking to reporters about Picard. He revealed they're already hard at work on the second season of Picard, and fellow producer Heather Kadin confirmed Section 31 is still in active development. However, what might be the most interesting tidbit is that there more live-action shows that have yet to be revealed. Kurtzman simply said, "There are two more live action shows that haven’t been announced yet."
The massive expansion of the television side of Star Trek comes at a time when the film side struggles to find its footing. Noah Hawley was tapped to direct the next Star Trek feature film, but while many assumed he would be working on the long-awaited Star Trek 4, recent comments suggest otherwise. Meanwhile, Quentin Tarantino could still write and direct his own film, but there have been few developments surrounding that in recent months.
The possibilities of what the two in-development shows could focus on are endless. The Star Trekuniverse is rich with creative opportunities, as evidenced by how long it has been around. One of the shows could be another spin-off, perhaps this time from Picard. Or, similar to Picard, maybe another beloved character will return to lead their own show. Of course, they could be completely original adventures centered around new characters. Since most of the attention is currently on Picard, it'll probably be a while until the two shows are finally confirmed. Until then, fans will just have to content themselves with speculating about what's to come.
Star Trek: Picard premieres on CBS All Access on January 23.