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‘Star Trek’ Universe news: ‘Discovery’, ‘Strange New Worlds’ and ‘Lower Decks’ announce renewals, 2022 premiere dates

By Kara Santos Published Jan 19, 2022 4:16 pm

The Star Trek Universe is boldly going into 2022 with new seasons of their live-action shows and animated series.

Paramount Plus, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, announced Tuesday (Jan. 18) the new season premiere dates and additional 10-episode-long season pickup orders across the service’s Star Trek Universe live-action series.

Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a fifth season, while season four returns with new episodes starting Thursday, Feb. 10.

Season two of Star Trek: Picard will premiere on Thursday, March 3. Following the premiere, new episodes will drop weekly on Thursdays. Star Trek: Picard is currently in production on a third season.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has also been renewed for a second season ahead of its season one debut, which will premiere on Thursday, May 5. Following the premiere, new episodes will drop weekly on Thursdays.

In addition to the live-action series within the Star Trek Universe on Paramount Plus, Trekkies can also look forward to more animated Star Trek shows targeted for both adults and kids on the horizon:

Star Trek: Lower Decks will return summer 2022 with a 10-episode-long third season. Star Trek: Lower Decks has also been renewed for a 10-episode-long fourth season.

Season one of Star Trek: Prodigy returned on Thursday, Jan. 6 with episode six. The remaining four episodes of season one’s first half will be available to stream weekly on Thursdays, with episode 10 available to stream on Thursday, Feb. 3. The additional 10-episode-long second half of season one will be available on Paramount Plus later in 2022.

“Four years ago, we made a promise to grow Star Trek into something it had never been before, and thanks to the incredibly hard work done by our many talented showrunners, writers, and directors, along with the extraordinary support of CBS Studios and Paramount Plus, we’re keeping our word,” said Alex Kurtzman, architect and executive producer, Star Trek franchise in a news release.

“Now, our current shows are set up for the future as we work to build Trek’s next phase of programming for years to come,” he added.

Originally launched as CBS All Access, the service was expanded and rebranded as Paramount Plus on March 4, 2021.