The second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds wrapped production earlier this year and is set to debut in 2023 on Paramount+. And now series star Anson Mount is giving a preview of what fans should expect.
Strange New Worlds season two goes to 11
Out promoting his new movie MK Ultra, Anson Mount (Captain Pike) teased the upcoming second season of Strange New Worlds in an interview with Collider, drawing a comparison with the 1980s mockumentary Spinal Tap:
It’s like Christopher Guest in Spinal Tap, discovering that these knobs all go up to 11. Akiva [Goldsman] and Henry [Alonso Myers], our two showrunners, are so courageous. I really am not a conservative storyteller, at all. I am all for saying, “Fuck tradition, let’s do it our own way.” But I’ve even found myself going, “Really? Can we really do this?” Their mantra is that Star Trek can be a lot of things. Star Trek isn’t Star Trek because there’s no such thing. Star Trek can be a lot of things because Star Trek, as the best TV does, operates as a metaphorical platform, and when you jump into that wholly, you can really find a lot more elbow room than you think, including playing with not just story, but genre. If you thought we took some big swings in season 1, and we did in a lot of different ways, we’re going for the rafters in season 2.
Mount’s comments match up with what Henry Alonso Myers said about season 2 in a TrekMovie interview last month:
We’re not telling stories without telling stories about character. And that’s really what season 2 is about. But that also means bigger science fiction ideas, bigger stranger worlds, crazier things. We try a couple of things that have never been done on Trek before—personally I believe successfully.
Season 1 already saw Captain Pike trapped in a child’s fantasy as well as meeting his older self from another timeline, so season 2 must really be something else.
See Anson Mount in MK Ultra
Anson Mount stars in the new psychological thriller MK Ultra. Written and directed by ex-Intelligence Officer Joseph Sorrentino, the film is based on the true story of the 1960s human experimentation program conducted by the CIA. You can rent or buy it now on Amazon and other digital platforms.
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