CBS All Access has announced a series order for “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” based on the years Captain Christopher Pike manned the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The series will feature Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock from “Star Trek: Discovery,” and it 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.
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, 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. The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.
“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, 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.’”
“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” is the latest addition to the expanding “Star Trek” franchise on CBS All Access, which includes “Star Trek: Picard,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” animated “Star Trek: Lower Decks,” and the development of another animated series aimed at younger audiences for Nickelodeon. The series is distributed worldwide by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.