“STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS” REACHES NEW HEIGHTS AS THE MOST-WATCHED “STAR TREK” ORIGINAL SERIES DEBUT ON PARAMOUNT+ EVER
“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” Is Also One of the Top Two Most-Watched Original Series on Paramount+ in the U.K.
August 10, 2022 – Paramount+ today announced STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS had the strongest debut ever for a “Star Trek” series, setting a new record as the most-watched original series in the franchise over its first 90 days. The series is also off to a strong start internationally, ranking as one the top two most-watched original series on Paramount+ in the U.K.
“‘Star Trek’ fans all over the world embraced this incredible new ‘Star Trek’ journey,” said Tanya Giles, chief programming officer of Paramount Streaming. “We are thrilled that the ‘Star Trek’ universe continues to be one of the most-watched franchises on the service.”
“Over the past six years, Alex Kurtzman and his amazing team have brilliantly created and carefully curated a new ‘Star Trek’ universe for Paramount+ with five complementary series – each different in tone, style, story and in some cases target audience,” said George Cheeks, president and chief executive officer at CBS. “Each series is a success in its own right, and now the franchise’s newest edition, STRANGE NEW WORLDS, is earning critical acclaim and delivering notable performance achievements on the service, both domestically and internationally. We look forward to the franchise’s continuing journey on Paramount+ here in the U.S. and globally, where in the case of STRANGE NEW WORLDS, we’re just getting started.”
STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS is based on the years Captain Christopher Pike manned the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The all-new series features fan favorites from season two of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. The series follows Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One in the years before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.
STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS also stars Jess Bush as Nurse Christine Chapel, Christina Chong as La’an Noonien-Singh, Celia Rose Gooding as Cadet Nyota Uhura, Melissa Navia as Lt. Erica Ortegas and Babs Olusanmokun as Dr. M’Benga, and features recurring guest star Bruce Horak as Hemmer.
The series premiere was written by Akiva Goldsman with the story by Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers serve as co-showrunners, with Goldsman directing the premiere episode. Goldsman, Kurtzman and Lumet serve as executive producers in addition to Alonso Myers, Heather Kadin, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth and Aaron Baiers. The series is produced by CBS Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.
STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS is now available to stream exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., U.K., Latin America, Australia, South Korea and the Nordics and airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave in Canada. The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.
Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream CBS News Network for 24/7 news and CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis.
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