The Star Trek universe has exploded into the television space in recent years with a string of hit shows, and yet another new title is about to join the franchise ranks on Paramount Plus.


Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will follow Anson Mount's Captain Pike, who was introduced in the second season of Discovery, as he strives to "chart the stars, push the boundaries of what is known and what is possible" with his very own crew.

The long-awaited trailer for the series unveiled a more light-hearted tone to what we've seen from the other live-action Star Trek shows lately, specifically the noticeably more moody Discovery and Picard.

That may come as a pleasant surprise to some purists, who have complained that the latest outings haven't represented the optimistic tone of Gene Roddenberry's original Star Trek vision.

Read on for more details on how you can tune in.

How to watch Star Trek: Strange New Worlds in the UK

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds arrives in the UK and Ireland on 22nd June 2022.

The series will premiere here following the launch of Paramount Plus in these territories on the same day.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is an exclusive title for fledgling streamer Paramount Plus (formerly known as CBS All Access), with the show launching in the United States, Latin America, Australia and the Nordics on Thursday 5th May 2022.

This means that the series will be in the middle of its weekly releases when it arrives in the UK a week ahead of the finale.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds trailer
Anson Mount in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Paramount/YouTube

That might be frustrating to die-hard Trekkies in the UK, who may have to spend a while avoiding spoilers for this latest show.

However, they can take some comfort in the fact that the Star Trek content will be here in a matter of months and from that point on we should once again be on the same release schedule as our friends across the pond.

In short, keep calm and wait for Paramount Plus. It won't be much longer.

Maria Kyriacou, President, Australia, Canada, Israel and UK, Paramount, said, “The addition of Paramount+ to our strong portfolio of free-to-air, pay TV and streaming services will broaden the range of choice available to our audiences in the UK and Ireland.

"Paramount+ will be a one-stop destination for Paramount’s biggest brands, where fans of all ages can find exclusive original premium content, global hits, and discover a world of favourites from Paramount’s vast catalogue.”

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds trailer

While we impatiently wait for more information on when Paramount Plus will arrive in the UK, here's a trailer for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds to whet your appetite. It looks fun!

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will premiere on Paramount Plus UK. Check out more of our Sci-Fi coverage or visit our TV Guide to see what's on tonight.


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