Paramount has announced plans for the immediate future of Star Trek, and it’s looking bright! Not only has Star Trek: Lower Decks has been renewed for a fourth season, but the third season of the animated comedy will be arriving on Paramount+ in summer 2022.

Plus: Star Trek: Discovery will return with ten more season four episodes on February 10th, 2022, and has been renewed for a fifth season; Star Trek: Picard season two will debut on March 3rd, 2022 (and has been renewed for a third, already-in-production season); Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will premiere on Paramount+ on May 5th , 2022 (and has been renewed for second season); and we’ll be getting another ten episodes of Star Trek: Prodigy later in 2022.

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Star Trek: Lower Decks Fourth Season  

Lower Decks is not only returning with a ten-episode third season in summer of 2022, it’s also been renewed for a ten-episode fourth season.

The U.S.S. Cerritos at warp. Photo: PARAMOUNT+ ©2021 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

What can we expect from Lower Decks in the future? For one thing, time travel! Series creator Mike McMahan revealed as much in an interview with my spouse, Rebecca Oliver Kaplan, over at Geek Girl Authority, stating definitively, “Lower Decks will handle time travel, probably more than once.”

T’Lyn (Gabrielle Ruizhas also been confirmed to return with a small part in season three, and a larger part in season four. Photo: PARAMOUNT+ ©2021 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

(He also mentioned in that interview that clamoring for Lower Decks comics might be an effective strategy in getting such a title published, so those who really want more Lower Decks may want to consider that as they wait for the summer 2022 arrival of Lower Decks season three.)

Lower Decks stars Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner, Noël Wells as Ensign D’Vana Tendi, Jack Quaid as Ensign Bradward Boimler, Eugene Corderox as Ensign Samathan Rutherford, and Dawnn Lewis as Captain Carol Freeman. 

The Cerritos returns in summer 2022

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Here at The Beat, we’ve been devoted fans of Lower Decks since the very first season, so you can count on plenty of coverage as the series continues.

In the meantime, if you’re looking to catch up on the history of Lower Decks, you can read The Beat’s extensive recaps of every episode in the second season.

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Will you be streaming Lower Decks season three when it arrives on Paramount+ in summer 2022? How do you feel about the rest of the Paramount+ Star Trek lineup?

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