Thursday, March 30, 2023

Paramount+ Gives Series Order to Drama 'Star Trek: Starfleet Academy' Created by Alex Kurtzman and Noga Landau

Paramount+ has today given a series order to the original drama series Star Trek: Starfleet Academy created by Alex Kurtzman and Noga Landau. Production on the first season will begin in 2024.

The drama will introduce a young group of cadets who come together to pursue a common dream of hope and optimism. Under the watchful and demanding eyes of their instructors, they will discover what it takes to become Starfleet officers as they navigate blossoming friendships, explosive rivalries, first loves and a new enemy that threatens both the Academy and the Federation itself.

Kurtzman and Landau will serve as co-showrunners. They will also executive produce with Gaia Violo, Aaron Baiers, Jenny Lumet, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Frank Siracusa and John Weber. CBS Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment will produce.

Kurtzman and Landau released the following statement: "Admission is now open to Starfleet Academy! Explore the galaxy! Captain your destiny! For the first time in over a century, our campus will be re-opened to admit individuals a minimum of 16 Earth years (or species equivalent) who dream of exceeding their physical, mental and spiritual limits, who value friendship, camaraderie, honor and devotion to a cause greater than themselves. The coursework will be rigorous, the instructors among the brightest lights in their respective fields, and those accepted will live and study side-by-side with the most diverse population of students ever admitted. Today we encourage all who share our dreams, goals and values to join a new generation of visionary cadets as they take their first steps toward creating a bright future for us all. Apply today! Ex Astris, Scientia!"