The USS Enterprise is back, under the command of Captain Pike in a new Star Trek series based on their appearance in Star Trek Discovery. The new series is called Strange New Worlds, which is of course a phrase from the original opening of the original series.
“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 of CBS All Access in a press release. “This new series will be a perfect complement to the franchise, bringing a whole new perspective and series of adventures to Star Trek.”
In an announcement from the case, the new series was talked about by the actors playing Captain Pike, Spock and Number One.
I really enjoyed the second series of Discovery and when earlier there were calls for a new series featuring Pike and co, I thought, that will be nice, but this probably won’t go anywhere. So glad to be proved wrong.
This sounds like the reboot of Star Trek that we have been waiting for. All the essence of the classic series, combined with the filming and SFX technology of today with the support of that legacy of Star Trek content from over the last fifty odd years.
It will be interesting to see how they will run with this, will it be episodic like the original series, or will they do a story arc as they do with Discovery and Picard?
The full press release:
CBS ALL ACCESS ANNOUNCES SERIES ORDER FOR “STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS,” BASED ON THE U.S.S. ENTERPRISE AND ITS CREW
The New Series to Feature Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck Reprising Their Roles from Season Two of “Star Trek: Discovery”
May 15, 2020 – CBS All Access today announced a series order for STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS, based on the years Captain Christopher Pike manned the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The series will feature fan favorites from season two of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. 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.
The series premiere was written by Akiva Goldsman with the story by Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. Goldsman, Kurtzman and Lumet will serve as executive producers 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. Akiva Goldsman will remain an executive producer and a key part of the creative team on STAR TREK: PICARD as well. The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.
“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. “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,” said 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 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.”
STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS is the latest addition to the expanding “Star Trek” franchise on CBS All Access, which includes hit original series STAR TREK: PICARD; STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, returning with season three later this year; the service’s upcoming first animated series, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, developed by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan (“Rick and Morty”); and the development of a Section 31-based series with Michelle Yeoh. A CG-animated “Star Trek” series aimed at younger audiences is also in the works for Nickelodeon. The series is distributed worldwide by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.