Thursday, August 5, 2021

Starfleet Academy Star Trek Series in Development at Paramount+

During an interview with The New York Times, filmmaker and producer Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Clarice) revealed that Paramount+ is developing a series centered on the Starfleet Academy.RELATED: Paramount+’s Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 Trailer ReleasedEmmy-nominated Kurtzman has produced five shows in the Star Trek universe for Paramount+, including Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, the adult animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, the upcoming Paramount/Nickelodeon animated series Star Trek: Prodigy, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, debuting in 2022. The outlet confirmed that another project, Section 31 starring Michelle Yeoh in her reprised role as Captain Philippa Georgiou is also in the works along with a “show built around the Starfleet Academy, which will be aimed at a younger audience.”It has not yet been confirmed if the Starfleet Academy project will be a live-action or animated series.“I think we’re just getting started,” said Kurtzman about the ever-expanding Star Trek universe. “There’s just so much more to be had.”President of CBS Studios David Stapf added: “Anything goes, as long as it can fit into the Star Trek ethos of inspiration, optimism, and the general idea that humankind is good. So comedy, adult animation, kids’ animation — you name the genre, and there’s probably a Star Trek version of it.”RELATED: Star Trek: Prodigy Teaser For Nickelodeon & Paramount+’s Animated SeriesKurtzman, who revealed to the outlet that he “wants to get much weirder with the franchise,” said if it were up to him, he would be “pushing the boundaries much further than I think most people would want. I think we might get there. Marvel has actually proven that you can. But you have to build a certain foundation in order to get there and we’re still building our foundation.”
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    Gully Trailer & Poster From Nabil Elderkin’s Feature Film Debut

    Paramount has released the official trailer and poster for Romulus Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment’s upcoming crime drama, Gully. Directed by Nabil Elderkin in his feature film debut from a script by Marcus Guillory, the powerful and unflinchingly honest movie will be available on Digital and On Demand on June 8 from Paramount Home Entertainment and in select theaters on June 6 by Vertical Entertainment.RELATED: Monster Interview: Kelvin Harrison Jr. Discusses Playing Steve HarmonGully is the explosive and timely story of three boyhood friends—Calvin (Jacob Latimore), Nicky (Charlie Plummer), and Jesse (Kelvin Harrison Jr.)—surviving an upbringing in LA’s roughest neighborhoods. Steeped in violence but united by friendship, together they find their escape in one out-of-control night of partying. But when the rampage stops, retribution begins.Check out the official trailer below:The drama stars Kelvin Harrison Jr., Charlie Plummer, Jacob Latimore, Jonathan Majors, John Corbett, Amber Heard, Robin Given, and Academy Award-nominated Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow).RELATED: First Snake Eyes Trailer Shows Henry Golding In ActionThe film is produced by Romulus Entertainment in association with Roc Nation. Producers include Brad Feinstein, Tom Butterfield, Ben Pugh, Corey Smyth, and Alex Gergiou.

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