Paramount+ has just handed a series order to Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, which we reported last month was in development and hails from Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Roddenberry Entertainment and CBS Studios.

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy will introduce fans to a young group of cadets as they come of age and band together to pursue a common dream. 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. Production on the new Star Trek chapter will begin next year.

“Admission is now open to Starfleet Academy!,” said co-showrunners and executive producers Kurtzman and Noga Landau in a statement. “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!”

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy joins a growing number of Star Trek series at Paramount+, including Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Prodigy and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

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