Monday, May 18, 2020

Monday's Headlines | Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Last week, CBS All Access has announced Strange New Worlds, its latest Star Trek TV show which will focus on Captain Pike, Spock, and the pre-Kirk Enterprise.

Anson Mount and Ethan Peck will reprise their roles as Pike and Spock from Star Trek: Discovery, respectively. They'll be joined by Rebecca Romijn reprising her guest role from Discovery as Number One, first officer of the Enterprise. Strange New Worlds is set a full decade prior to the events of the original Star Trek.

"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," said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, CBS All Access in the series announcement. "This new series will be a perfect complement to the franchise, bringing a whole new perspective and series of adventures to Star Trek."

"When we said we heard the fans' outpouring of love for Pike, Number One, and Spock when they boarded Star Trek: Discovery last season, we meant it," added Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman. "These iconic characters have a deep history in Star Trek canon, yet so much of their stories have yet to be told. With Akiva and Henry at the helm, the Enterprise, its crew, and its fans are in for an extraordinary journey to new frontiers in the Star Trek universe."

"This is a dream come true, literally," said Executive Producer Akiva Goldsman. "I have imagined myself on the bridge of the Enterprise since the early 1970s. I'm honored to be a part of this continuing journey along with Alex, Henry, and the fine folks at CBS."

No premiere date for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds was announced.