One of the defining features of Paramount+ has been its familiarity through the return of popular shows and franchises.
No more so than with Star Trek, which despite earlier series Discovery and Picard finding themselves in the parallel universes of Netflix and Amazon has firmly established itself as the home world for Trekies.
It’s latest iteration, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has now made 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 critically acclaimed show goes back to Star Trek’s roots, telling the story of an early Enterprise under Captain Kirk’s predecessor Captain Christopher Pike.
The series also ranks as one the top two most-watched original series on Paramount+ in the UK.
“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.”
The show features Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is now available to stream exclusively on Paramount+ in the United States, Latin America, Australia, South Korea and the Nordics and airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave in Canada.