Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has officially started production. Paramount+ made the announcement in a video featuring leads Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, and Ethan Peck. They added series regulars Babs Olusanmokun, Christina Chong, Celia Rose Gooding, Jess Bush, and Melissa Navia to the cast.
The series is based on Captain Christopher Pike (Mount), the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise before Captain Kirk, as they explore new worlds. Mount, Romijn, and Peck appeared in the Star Trek universe during the second season of Star Trek: Discovery. Romijn plays first officer Number One and Peck plays Science Officer Spock.
Akiva Goldsman wrote the series premiere with the story by Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, and Jenny Lumet. Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers are co-showrunners and Goldsman is directing the premiere episode.
“In a career, there is never enough work that is pure joy,” Goldsman said. “I feel that my friend Alex Kurtzman along with David Stapf at CBS Studios and Julie McNamara at Paramount+ have given me just that by letting me haunt the stock rooms of my favorite candy store and I am grateful. With a hell of a cast and undying love for the original series, we boldly go.”
“I’m incredibly grateful to be working alongside Akiva and our brilliant, multi-faceted cast to help bring the adventures of the Starship Enterprise to new life,” said Myers. “For someone who’s been dreaming of spaceships and alien worlds since I was little, this show is a dream come true.”
This is Paramount+’s latest Star Trek announcement. Stark Trek: Strange New Worlds joins Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, and the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks. The animated series Star Trek: Prodigy will also be debuting on the streamer.
Check out the announcement video below.