Star Trek: Strange New Worlds cast and characters revealed
James R | On 09, Sep 2021
Get ready to say hello to old and new faces as Star Trek’s new series, Strange New Worlds, confirms its line-up of cast and characters.
The series, which was announced in 2020, is a spin-off from Star Trek: Discovery, with fan favourites from Season 2 set to reprise their roles as we follow the years when Captain Christopher Pike manned the helm of the USS Enterprise before Captain Kirk boarded. The series will feature Anson Mount reprising his role as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. The series will see Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.
The series premiere is written by Akiva Goldsman with the story by Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers serve as co-showrunners, with Goldsman directing the premiere episode.
Now, we know who else will be appearing in front of the camera – and, crucially, who they’ll be playing. The previously announced Jess Bush will play Nurse Christine Chapel, Christina Chong will play La’an Noonien-Singh, Celia Rose Gooding will play Cadet Nyota Uhura, Melissa Navia will play Lt Erica Ortegas and Babs Olusanmokun is Dr M’Benga. They will be joined by the newly cast Bruce Horak as Hemmer.
The announcement was made in a surprise video featuring the cast during the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds panel that took place at yesterday’s live-streamed Star Trek Day celebrations, hosted by Paramount+.
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Star Trek has enjoyed one heck of a revival in recent years, with CBS doubling down on its success with Star Trek: Discovery. An original for CBS streaming service CBS All Access (and snapped up by Netflix in the UK), the reboot has become the flagship show for the US subscription platform, spawning a whole new generation of franchise entries, including Short Treks, an anthology of short films to go with Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, starring Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard (snapped up by Amazon Prime Video in the UK), Lower Decks, an adult animated comedy in the works from Rick and Morty’s Mike McMahan and a children’s cartoon series in development at Nickelodeon.
CBS has also announced an untitled live-action series following Michelle Yeoh reprising her role as Philippa Georgiou from Discovery. Now, though, there’s another Discovery spin-off in the works with three of its other fan favourites all returning: Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock, and Rebecca Romijn as Number One.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will follow Pike, Spock and Number One in the decade before Captain Kirk boarded the USS 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.”
Where the series will end up in the UK is not yet clear, although Netflix’s licensing of Star Trek: Discovery to stream it exclusively outside of the US and Canada makes it the odds-on candidate.