‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Begins Production, Adds Five to Cast

Joe Otterson
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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” is officially in production, Paramount Plus announced Friday.

The announcement came in the form a video featuring series leads Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, and Ethan Peck, as well as newly added series regulars Babs Olusanmokun, Christina Chong, Celia Rose Gooding, Jess Bush, and Melissa Navia. The full announcement can be viewed above.

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“Strange New Worlds” is based on the years Captain Christopher Pike (Mount) manned the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise before Captain Kirk. Mount, Romijn, and Peck all made their first appearance in the “Star Trek” universe during Season 2 of “Star Trek: Discovery.” Romijn stars as first officer Number One, while Peck plays Science Officer Spock.

The series premiere was written by Akiva Goldsman with the story by Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. Kurtzman currently oversees the “Star Trek” franchise under his overall deal with CBS Studios. Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers serve as co-showrunners, with Goldsman directing the premiere episode. Goldsman, Kurtzman and Lumet will serve as executive producers in addition to Alonso Myers, Heather Kadin, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth. Aaron Baiers, Akela Cooper, and Davy Perez will serve as co-executive producers. The series is produced by CBS Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group handles distribution.

“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.”

This is the latest “Star Trek” series announced for Paramount Plus, previously CBS All Access. “Strange New Worlds” joins a lineup of “Star Trek” shows that includes “Discovery,” “Picard,” and the animated series “Lower Decks.” The animated series “Star Trek: Prodigy” is also set to debut on the streamer.

“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.”

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