[NEWS] "Starfleet Academy" series in development (sci-fi)

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From ComingSoon.net ...


Starfleet Academy Star Trek Series in Development at Paramount+
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During an interview with The New York Times, filmmaker and
producer Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness,
Clarice) revealed that Paramount+ is developing a series
centered on the Starfleet Academy.

Emmy-nominated Kurtzman has produced five shows in the Star
Trek universe for Paramount+, including Star Trek: Discovery,
Star Trek: Picard, the adult animated series Star Trek: Lower
Decks, the upcoming Paramount/Nickelodeon animated series Star
Trek: Prodigy, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, debuting in
2022. The outlet confirmed that another project, Section 31
starring Michelle Yeoh in her reprised role as Captain
hilippa Georgiou is also in the works along with a "show built
around the Starfleet Academy, which will be aimed at a younger
audience."

It has not yet been confirmed if the Starfleet Academy project
will be a live-action or animated series.

"I think we're just getting started," said Kurtzman about the
ever-expanding Star Trek universe. "There's just so much more
to be had."

President of CBS Studios David Stapf added: "Anything goes, as
long as it can fit into the Star Trek ethos of inspiration,
optimism, and the general idea that humankind is good. So
comedy, adult animation, kids' animation - you name the genre,
and there's probably a Star Trek version of it."

Kurtzman, who revealed to the outlet that he "wants to get
much weirder with the franchise," said if it were up to him,
he would be "pushing the boundaries much further than I think
most people would want. I think we might get there. Marvel has
actually proven that you can. But you have to build a certain
foundation in order to get there and we're still building our
foundation."


<https://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/1189793-starfleet-academy-star-trek-series-in-development-at-paramount>




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