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Paramount+ today announced that Academy Award winner Holly Hunter (The Big Sick, The Piano, Raising Arizona) will star in the upcoming original series Star Trek: Starfleet Academy as the captain and chancellor of Starfleet Academy. The series will follow the adventures of a new class of Starfleet cadets as they come of age in one of the most legendary places in the galaxy. Produced by CBS Studios, the series will begin production later this summer.

“It feels like we’ve spent our entire lives watching Holly Hunter be a stone-cold genius,” said co-showrunners Alex Kurtzman and Noga Landau. “To have her extraordinary authenticity, fearlessness, sense of humor, and across the board brilliance leading the charge on Starfleet Academy is a gift to all of us, and to the enduring legacy of Star Trek.”

Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Prodigy) and Noga Landau (The Magicians, Nancy Drew) serve as co-showrunners and executive produce the series alongside executive producers Gaia Violo (Absentia), Aaron Baiers (Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Lower Decks), Olatunde Onsunsamni (Star Trek: Short Treks, Star Trek: Discovery), Jenny Lumet (Star Trek: Discovery, The Mummy), Rod Roddenberry (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Star Trek: Discovery), Trevor Roth (Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Discovery), Frank Siracusa (Star Trek: Discovery, The Handmaid’s Tale), and John Weber (Star Trek: Discovery, Vikings).

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy will introduce viewers to a young group of cadets who come together to pursue a common dream of hope and optimism. Under the watchful and demanding eyes of their instructors, they discover what it takes to become Starfleet officers as they navigate blossoming friendships, explosive rivalries, first loves and a new enemy that threatens both the Academy and the Federation itself.


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