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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    Exclusive Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something Clip

    Exclusive Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something Clip has an exclusive clip from the upcoming documentary Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something, which tells the story of the singer-songwriter and activist’s dedication to trying to end world hunger before his tragic passing. You can check out the clip in the player below! RELATED: Exclusive Requiem for a Dream Clip for 20th Anniversary Director’s Cut The documentary is the inspiring story of Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/activist Harry Chapin (“Cats in the Cradle”). Chapin sold over 16 million albums and was one of his generation’s most beloved artists and activists who spent his fame and fortune trying to end world hunger before his tragic passing. Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something delves into the late artist’s musical storytelling, his life, and untimely death along with his greatest accomplishment as an activist: co-founding WhyHunger. The nonprofit is still making a difference today, providing grassroots solutions to underserved communities and artist-driven fundraisers to support numerous global organizations. The film features Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Pete Seeger, Sir Bob Geldof, Kenny Rogers, Graham Nash, Pat Benatar, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Robert Lamm, Richie Havens, and Harry Belafonte intimately reflecting on Chapin’s larger-than-life impact on music and the world including his founding, along with Bill Ayres, of WhyHunger – the nonprofit organization leading the movement to end hunger and advance the human right to nutritious food in the U.S. and around the world. The doc is directed by Rick Korn who produces along with S.A. Baron and Jason Chapin. Executive producers include David Boxenbaum, Jason Chapin, Sandy Chapin, Charlie Cohen, and David Miller. RELATED: Exclusive Vikings Season 6 Behind-the-Scenes Clip Plus Blu-ray Details! Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something will open in theaters and virtual cinemas o from Greenwich Entertainment on Friday, October 16, on World Food Day. A portion of the proceeds goes to both WhyHunger and The Harry Chapin Foundation.

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