Following the success of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access, CBS signed a five-year deal with Alex Kurtzman to produce new Star Trek content. One obvious choice would be a continuation of the popular Next Generation characters. A new series starring Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard was formally announced in August 2018. In May 2019, the show’s title was revealed to be Star Trek: Picard. That show’s 10-episode first season debuted in 2020.
Although focused on Picard and a set of new characters, the first season included several previously established characters including Data, Riker, Troi, Seven of Nine, and Hugh. While the show featured a serialized narrative centered around a mystery, it very deliberately responded to Nemesis and the Romulan star going supernova, as reported in the 2009 Abrams movie. The end result recaptured much of the original Star Trek magic, managed to be better than the continuity to which it responded, and told a compelling tale centered around an important mystery with ties to Trek lore. Although the show debuted less than 18 years after Nemesis, it was set some 20 years later.
Picard has been renewed for a second season (slated for 2022) and also for a third.
Another project announced by Kurtzman was a new animated show, the franchise’s second ever (after the 1973-74 animated series). Titled Star Trek: Lower Decks, the series is set in 2380, one year after Star Trek: Nemesis — a choice that gives the show a familiar look and setting while still placing it be set in a relatively uncharted period.
A third animated show, entitled Star Trek: Prodigy, will be aimed at younger viewers and set in 2083 and will feature Voyager‘s Janeway. This will establish the years immediately after Nemesis as a sort of animated block, featuring two different shows.
In total, this will put three shows in the post-Nemesis years.