CBS All Access has announced a series order for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, a series featuring Star Trek: Discovery’s Captain Pike, Number One and Spock.
Strange New Worlds will be based on the years that Captain Christopher Pike commanded the U.S.S. Enterprise, and will feature the returning Anson Mount as Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One, and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. These actors portrayed these same characters in CBS All Access’ Discovery too.
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“The series will follow Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One in the decade before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise as they explore new worlds around the galaxy,” according to CBS.
The series premiere was written by Akira Goldsman with a story by Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, and Jenny Lumet. These three will serve as executive producers for the series in addition to Henry Alonso Myers, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth. Aaron Baiers, Akela Cooper and Davy Perez will serve as co-executive producers. Goldsman will remain an executive producer on Star Trek: Picard as well.
“Fans fell in love with Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, and Ethan Peck’s portrayals of these iconic characters when they were first introduced on Star Trek: Discovery last season,” CBS All Access Executive Vice President and Head of Programming Julie McNamara said. “This new series will be a perfect complement to the franchise, bringing a whole new perspective and series of adventures to Star Trek.”
Only last year, we asked Anson Mount what he wanted from a Captain Pike show, given the huge fan response to his work in the role – here’s hoping he gets at least some of what he wanted.
Strange New Worlds will join Discovery and Picard on CBS All Access when it launches on the streaming service. The franchise will get its first-ever animated series with Star Trek: Lower Decks on the service as well. A CG-animated Star Trek series for younger audiences is also in the works at Nickelodeon.
No release date was announced for Strange New Worlds. For more Star Trek, read about how we thought the season finale of Picard was good, giving it a 7 out of 10. For Season 2 of Picard, Star Trek actor Jonathan Frakes will return to the director’s chair. Elsewhere in the Star Trek universe, William Shatner said not to expect a Kirk series after Picard.