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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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    Spiderhead: Chris Hemsworth, Jurnee Smollett & Miles Teller Join Netflix Drama

    Spiderhead: Chris Hemsworth, Jurnee Smollett & Miles Teller Join Netflix Drama According to Entertainment Weekly, Netflix’s drama feature Spiderhead has added MCU alum Chris Hemsworth (Thor: Ragnarok, Extraction, Bad Times at the El Royale), Jurnee Smollett (Lovecraft Country, Birds of Prey, The Great Debaters), and Miles Teller (Top Gun: Maverick, Whiplash, Only the Brave) to its cast. The story is based on the short story Escape from Spiderhead by George Saunders that first ran in The New Yorker and was later added to his bestselling anthology collection Tenth of December. RELATED: The Midnight Sky: First Look at George Clooney’s Netflix Drama The drama is set in the near future and follows two convicts who accept an offer to become medical subjects in exchange for reduced sentences. But are they prepared for what this experiment will bring to the surface? Each will be faced with dealing with their past as they become test patients for emotion-altering drugs while under the supervision of a brilliant visionary. Pick up your copy of Tenth of December here! Spiderhead will be directed by Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick) and will be written by Deadpool and Deadpool 2 screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. RELATED: Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Heads to Rio de Janeiro in Season 2 Trailer The movie will be produced by Eric Newman for Screen Arcade through Newman’s first-look deal at Netflix, along with Hemsworth. Producers also include Oren Katzeff and Geneva Wasserman for The New Yorker Studios alongside Reese, Wernick, Tommy Harper, and Jeremy Steckler. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images & John Shearer/Getty Images)

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