Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Debut Sets Franchise Record on Paramount+

By Jessica Lerner 

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has set a new franchise record as the most-watched Star Trek series debut over its first 90 days on Paramount+.

The series has also had a successful debut abroad, placing as one of the top two original programs on the streamer in the U.K.

Paramount+ has yet to provide specific viewing numbers for Strange New Worlds, however.


“Star Trek fans all over the world embraced this incredible new ‘Star Trek’ journey,” said Tanya Giles, chief programming officer of Paramount Streaming, in a statement. “We are thrilled that the ‘Star Trek’ universe continues to be one of the most-watched franchises on the service.” 

Other Star Trek series on Paramount+ include Star Trek: Discovery, Picard, and youth-skewing series Lower Decks, Short Treks, and Prodigy.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds follows Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One in the years before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 personalities reprising their roles: Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock.

The series also stars 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 and Babs Olusanmokun as Dr. M’Benga.

“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. 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,” he added.