Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is one of many different Star Trek projects in development. Strange New Worlds will join the upcoming seasons of Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, and Star Trek: Lower Decks. The franchise will be introduced to a younger audience with Star Trek: Prodigy, which will feature the return of Captain Janeway. Most recently, Paramount slated a new Star Trek movie for June 2023. A serialized show like Star Trek: Strange New World that harkens back to the original series days could be a great way for it to stand out among the rest and keep the franchise fresh for everyone.
Episodic television has seen more of a revival in recent years. While series like The Mandalorian and WandaVision have an overarching story they are telling, the episodes have a very standalone nature to them that can be enjoyed on their own since most of the plotlines don’t converge until the end of the season. They’ve taken full advantage of the unique format of television, and given Star Trek as a franchise got its start on television, it makes a certain amount of sense that Star Trek: Strange New Worlds would return to not just the medium but the format that made it successful in the first place.
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