We are so absolutely thrilled to announced the news that CBS ALL ACCESS is going ahead full with a “Star Trek” spinoff series centering around Anson Mount‘s Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn‘s Number One, and Ethan Peck‘s Mr. Spock.
Confirmed just this morning, “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” will pick up with Captain Pike, Number One, and Spock aboard the Starship Enterprise.
Executive Vice President and Head of Programming at CBS All Access Julie McNamara said:
“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. This new series will be a perfect complement to the franchise, bringing a whole new perspective and series of adventures to ‘Star Trek.’”
Akiva Goldsman penned “Strange New Worlds” first episode, story credits going to Goldsman, head of Star Trek for CBS Alex Kurtzman, and Jenny Lumet. Goldsman, Kurtzman and Lumet will serve as executive producers along with Henry Alonso Myers, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth. Aaron Baiers, Akela Cooper and Davy Perez will serve as co-executive producers.
“This is a dream come true, literally,” Goldsman said of the news. “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.”
We’ll let you know what else we hear about this series. At present, there is no expected release date for returning CBS All Access series “Star Trek: Discovery” (season 3), and “Star Trek: Picard” (season 2), but we’ll let you know about those, too.