Strange New Worlds is the latest new series in the Star Trek franchise. Becoming the fourth Star Trek show exclusive to Paramount+, Viacom is betting a lot on Trek, and I couldn’t be happier.
For those not in the know, in a way, Strange New Worlds is a spinoff of Star Trek: Discovery. Or rather, Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery served as a sort of back door pilot of this direct prequel to Star Trek: The Original Series.
The show centers on the characters from the original, pre-Shatner pilot of TOS. It follows the prime universe version of Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), Spock (Ethan Peck), and Number One (Rebecca Romijn). As the core crew of the USS Enterprise, we’ll see their adventures in the years leading up to one James T. Kirk taking command of the classic starship.
Watch the cast announce that the show is underway in Toronto below, courtesy of Star Trek on Paramount+ twitter account.
Welcome to the #StarTrekFamily! Babs Olusanmokun, @ChrissyChong, Celia Rose Gooding, Jess Bush, and @melissaCnavia will be joining @ansonmount, @ethangpeck, and @rebeccaromijn on the U.S.S. Enterprise in #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds, coming to @ParamountPlus in the US. pic.twitter.com/Xkc8bXglYB
— Star Trek on Paramount+ (@StarTrekOnPPlus) March 12, 2021
New to Strange New World‘s cast are Babs Olusanmokun(Black Mirror, Dune), Christina Chong (Tom and Jerry, Black Mirror),Celia Rose Gooding (Jagged Little Pill), Jess Bush (Skinford, Les Norton) and Melissa Navia (Dietland, Billions)
Hopefully, with production underway, we will be able to enjoy this new Star Trek series before the end of the year!