Star Trek Strange New Worlds has been confirmed for CBS All Access, another Star Trek spin-off that will focus on the U.S.S. Enterprise as commanded by Anson Mount’s Captain Christopher Pike.
Mount’s Pike was introduced on Star Trek Discovery Season 2 alongside Ethan Peck as Spock and Rebecca Romijn as Una, or Number One. All three actors will return to reprise their roles on the new show.
“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 at 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.”
Strange New Worlds will be set in the same time period as Discovery Season 2 was, so roughly ten years before Captain James T. Kirk takes command of the Enterprise.
“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 franchise head 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 [Goldsman] and Henry [Alonso Myers] at the helm, the Enterprise, its crew and its fans are in for an extraordinary journey to new frontiers in the Star Trek universe.”
A release date for the series has yet to be confirmed, nor has Australian availability. Down under, fans can watch Star Trek Discovery on Netflix, though the most recent Star Trek series, Star Trek Picard, was available on Amazon Prime Video.
We’ll report back on Star Trek Strange New Worlds as more is known.