The timing of the “Star Trek: Starfleet Academy” announcement is likely to prompt speculation, coming as it does on the tail of the final season of “Star Trek: Picard.” As the cast of “The Next Generation” bow out of the franchise, the next generation of officers depicted on “Star Trek: Starfleet Academy” may well chart a course for the generation to come after.
While the Patrick Stewart-led series introduced fans to several young characters studying at Starfleet Academy, it’s unclear which, if any, will make an appearance on the new series. The most likely candidate is Evan Evagora’s Elnor, the first Romulan to join the Academy.
In addition to “Picard,” Paramount+ is retiring another flagship. “Star Trek: Discovery” will end its journey with Season 5. That will leave “Starfleet Academy” alone alongside “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” as the franchise’s live-action TV efforts.
Fans are likely to be thrilled at seeing the legendary training center in all its glory. Though corners of it have been depicted, such as the iconic Kobayashi Maru test, “Star Trek” TV shows and movies have never before spent much time in those hallowed halls. Fans still have to wait, though, as production is slated for 2024.