‘Strange New Worlds’ Is Paramount+’s Most-Watched ‘Star Trek’ Original Series

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is Paramount+‘s most-watched original series.

The streaming platform announced today that the series had the strongest debut of any Star Trek series and set a new record for the most-watched original series in the science fiction franchise over its first 90 days of streaming. It is also currently ranking as one of the top two most-watched original series to premiere on the streamer in the UK.

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.”

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“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,” added George Cheeks, president and chief programming officer at CBS.

And truth be told, are we surprised?

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has been dubbed the best Star Trek since The Next Generation and is based on the time period in which Captain Christopher Pike captained the U.S.S. Enterprise.

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The series featured fan-favourite characters from Star Trek: Discovery, including Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One, and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. It also starred 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, Babs Olusanmokun as Dr. M’Benga, and Bruce Horak as Hemmer. The season one finale also introduced Paul Wesley’s Captain Kirk.

Star Trek: Strange New World season one is now available to stream on Paramount+ in the U.S., U.K., Latin America, Australia, South Korea, and the Nordics. The series streams on Crave in Canada. There’s no release date information yet on season two, but we can likely expect it to hit the streamer sometime in 2023.