Space — the final frontier. Where are all my Trekkies at??
I’ve got some news. It’s not great. Paramount has decided to cancel all further Star Trek movies indefinitely.
According to Giantfreakinrobot.com, at one point, Paramount was actually working on THREE different Star Trek movies, but decided to scrap them all.
They feel that Star Trek translates better into TV than it does to movies. You can read that as, the last picture didn’t do as well as they would have liked.
Paramount is no longer in the business of making Star Trek movies. They see it more as a television property and aren’t willing to invest in future Star Trek movies anymore. If one of the shows on CBS takes off that could change, but those shows aren’t generating enough interest.Giantfreakinrobot.com
You might be thinking, “What about Star Trek 4? Paramount already announced this sequel to Star Trek: Beyond!“
I’m sorry to say, they have cancelled and scrapped the project. It is no longer even in talks to start production.
This cancellation includes the film that was already in the works for production, which was going to be directed by Noah Hawley.
For now, we have to get our Star Trek fix on television, where it all started.
CBS is going to host Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, when it starts production — of course, filming was stopped due to the coronavirus shutdowns.
The show is going to be episodic, meaning it is kind of like the ORIGINAL Star Trek. Each week will be a stand-alone episode that fits into the giant theme of the entire series.
So, I’m sorry, all you Star Trek diehards. The movies are a bust, but at least you get a awesome new show on its way to CBS!