Two unannounced live-action Star Trek TV shows are in production, franchise head Alex Kurtzman has confirmed.
The two shows are in addition to those already airing or announced, including Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard and a Section 31 show starring Michelle Yeoh. Those shows are in addition to two animated series, Star Trek: Lower Decks and an unnamed show being made for Nickelodeon.
“We’ve started working on Season 2 [of Picard], and we have a really excellent story, I think — and a very surprising one. But I think it’s really important for us to take it piece by piece. Part of this, too, is getting reactions from people,” Kurtzman said ahead of Star Trek: Picard‘s debut on 24 January.
“Before we lock things, down it’s terribly important to listen to fans, and hear what they like — and what they didn’t respond to — or what wasn’t clear, and make sure we’re tacking accordingly. I learned when I started working in the ‘Star Trek’ world that that’s a really essential part of making these shows.”
“[Section 31 is] in active development. So that’s obviously a huge priority; Michelle [Yeoh’s] character [Georgiou] is so unique, and you’ve never seen that before. Again, it has to fall under the guise of, ‘is this [show] a unique space we haven’t explored yet?’,” Secret Hideout’s Heather Kadin added.
“And then also, the animated shows [Lower Decks and the untitled Nickelodeon project] are also really going to provide that too. For someone like me, who gets to work on these shows — and then two nights a week, go watch a cut of Lower Decks — it’s a blast.”
While it’s unclear what the two new live-action shows could be, we’re willing to be one of them will star Anson Mount as Enterprise Captain, Christopher Pike. Do you have any guesses to what Secret Hideout and CBS are cooking up?
Star Trek: Picard heads to CBS All Access on 23 January, followed by Amazon Prime Video on 24 January. Star Trek: Discovery returns for its third season later this year and airs on CBS All Access and Netflix.