‘Star Trek’ Pike and Spock Series will take the USS Enterprise to strange new worlds for CBS All Access
Hot on the heels of the success of ‘Star Trek: Picard‘ and based on the audience and fan reaction to the characters appearing in the second season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘, it has been announced that CBS All Access has ordered straight to series ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds‘, a prequel to the original series featuring the time of Captain Christopher Pike in the U.S.S Enterprise’s bridge center seat.
After their performances in ‘Discovery‘, it has also been announced that actors Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, and Rebecca Romijn have been retained for their roles as Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock, and Number One respectively. Writer Akiva Goldsman has written the series premiere episode and will also act as one of the series’ executive producers alongside co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet whose story Goldsman has fleshed out. Also executive producing are Henry Alonso Myers, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth. CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideaway, and Roddenberry Entertainment will be producing the new show.
In a statement, Alex Kurtzman is quoted as saying:
“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. These iconic characters have a deep history in Star Trek canon, yet so much of their stories have 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. 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 alongside Alex, Henry and the fine folks at CBS”
The new show joins the likes of ‘Star Trek: Picard‘ and ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘ in furthering the Star Trek renaissance on Television and streaming services for the franchise. Also on the horizon are the animated adult-oriented show ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks‘ which brings a comedic view of the Federation and its crews to viewers, The Michelle Yeoh led series based on Section 31 and a CGI animated children’s series that is in development at Nickelodeon.
All in all, it looks like Star Trek and its many incarnations are certainly here to stay once more and ‘Trekkers’ worldwide will be able to get their fix of their favorites for many years to come. And as a Star Trek fan myself, all I can say is you can beam me up for all the series’ now!!
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