CBS is continuing to fill out their CBS All Access line-up with more Star Trek, this time ordering a spin-off from Star Trek: Discovery that focuses on a few well-known and iconic characters. The second season of Star Trek: Discovery introduced Ethan Peck as Spock, previously established as the foster brother of Michael Burnham. It also brought on board Anson Mount as Christopher Pike, the Starfleet captain in charge of the USS Enterprise during the TOS pilot episode “The Cage”, as well as Rebecca Romijn as Number One, the character that would become his second-in-command. Together, the trio will now lead a brand new series called Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Hit the jump for more info.
CBS formally announced last week that Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is being ordered to series with Ethan Peck, Anson Mount and Rebecca Romijn reprising their respective roles from Star Trek: Discovery. As with Star Trek: Picard, they are hoping that anchoring another series with established characters will help draw in fans looking for both nostalgia and new adventures. It is expected to be more episodic and more optimistic than both Discovery and Picard with a timeline that will bring these characters almost up to the start of The Original Series and the arrival of Captain Kirk.
The pilot is written by Akiva Goldsman, who will also act as executive producer (he executive produced all of the other new Trek shows and directed the two-part finale of Star Trek: Picard). In addition to the second season of Discovery, Peck, Mount and Romijn also appeared in a few episodes of Star Trek: Short Treks. Star Trek: Discovery is still expected to return for a third season later this year with Picard slated for a second season in 2021 and several other new Star Trek shows on the horizon including the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, a Michelle Yeoh spin-off series from Discovery, and a Nickelodeon CG-animated series for kids. Are you looking forward to exploring Strange New Worlds?