The official confirmation has finally arrived: Captain Pike is getting his own TV show.
By popular demand, the USS Enterprise returning to CBS All Access
It has been officially confirmed that CBS All Access has ordered a new series titled Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. According to CBS the show will be “based on the years Captain Christopher Pike manned the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise,” which sets the series before the events of Star Trek: The Original Series. Strange New Worlds will feature Anson Mount as Captain Pike, Ethan Peck as Mr. Spock and Rebeca Romijn as Number One, all reprising their roles from the second season of Star Trek: Discovery.
The official release has this summary of the show:
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.
According to CBS the new series “will take the trio of Spock, Pike and Number One and the U.S.S. Enterprise almost right up to the reign of that certain James T. Kirk, almost.”
A show featuring the return of Pike, Spock, and Number One on the USS Enterprise has been asked for by many fans, and since last spring producers have said the fans have been heard. There have been multiple hints and rumors about the show in the last year, leaving this official announcement the final step to the return to the 23rd century.
Mount promises “classic” Star Trek
This morning Anson Mount, Ethan Peck and Rebecca Romijn made their own announcement for Strange New Worlds via YouTube. They speak about their excitement about doing the show and appreciation for all the fan enthusiasm. Anson Mount – who is a self-avowed Trek fan – had this to say about the show:
It means even more for us to announce to be able to announce this show right now at a time when so much of the planet is hurting…And we are going to get to work on a classic Star Trek show that deals with optimism and the future.
Watch the video below.
The Magicians EP joins Star Trek team for Strange New Worlds
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 (The Magicians), 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. Strange New Worlds will be produced by CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.
In a statement executive producer Alex Kurtzman spoke about listening to the fans:
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. 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.
Goldsman also spoke about the show, saying:
This is a dream come true, literally. 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.
There is no news yet on when the show will premiere or international distribution. This is a developing story so keep an eye out for updates.
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