Following reports last month, Paramount+Â has officially ordered a new series titled Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, which will chronicle the experiences of all-new Starfleet cadets as they â€œnavigate blossoming friendships, explosive rivalries, first loves and a new enemy that threatens both the Academy and the Federation itself.â€
Noga Landau is on board as co-showrunner and executive producer alongside franchise leader Alex Kurtzman, who is facilitating the project under his production imprint Secret Hideout, in partnership with Roddenberry Entertainment and CBS Studios.
â€œAdmission is now open to Starfleet Academy!,â€ said Kurtzman and Landau in a statement. â€œExplore 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.â€
â€œThe 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,â€ they continued. â€œToday 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!â€
Fans will have to wait quite a while before seeing Starfleet Academy, however, as production on the series does not begin until 2024.
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