Friday, May 15, 2020

CBS All Access Orders 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' Starring Anson Mount, Ethan Peck and Rebecca Romijn

CBS All Access is continuing to expand the Star Trek universe. Today, the streaming service has given a series order to the Star Trek: Discovery spinoff Star Trek: Strange New Worlds with Anson Mount, Ethan Peck and Rebecca Romijn reprising their roles from the second season of Discovery.

Set the decade before Captain Kirk boarded the USS Enterprise, Captain Christopher Pike (Mount), Spock (Peck) and Number One (Romijn) explore new worlds around the galaxy.

Akiva Goldsman wrote the premiere after collaborating on the story with Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. The trio will executive produce with showrunner 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. CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment will produce.

"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 Kurtzman, who oversees the entire Star Trek franchise on CBS All Access. "These iconic characters have a deep history in Star Trek canon, yet so much of their stories has 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."

"This is a dream come true, literally," added Goldsman. "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."