‘Star Trek’ Bonanza! ‘Strange New Worlds,’ ‘Lower Decks’ Get Multi-Season Renewal at Paramount+

Paramount+ is boldly doubling down on its ever-expanding “Star Trek” universe: The streamer has given a two-season renewal each to beloved series “Strange New Worlds,” which debuted in the summer of 2022 to the greatest acclaim for a first season of “Trek” ever, and quirky animated comedy series “Lower Decks.”The news comes just a few weeks after word that flagship series “Star Trek: Discovery,” which kicked off the whole streaming “Star Trek” universe on CBS All Access in 2017 before the streamer became Paramount+, will be ending with its fifth season.

Between that news and the fact that Season 3 of “Star Trek: Picard” will be its last, it’s as if, to borrow from another franchise, Phase 1 of what fans lovingly call nu-Trek is coming to an end.“Strange New Worlds” and “Lower Decks” are unique in that they’ll host a crossover event in the time to come.


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