Strange New Worlds: Anson Mount, Ethan Peck to star in new Star Trek series
Staff Reporter | On 16, May 2020
A new Star Trek series is coming to our screens, with Anson Mount, Ethan Peck both returning as Pike and Spock.
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.