CBS gave Star Trek Spock and Pike a spinoff called Star Trek: Strange New Worlds the green light. Its a brand new series set on board the original U.S.S. Enterprise. In the series we watch Captain Pike, Spock, and Number One’s adventures as they explore the cosmos. Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, and Rebecca Romijn, who brought the characters to life on Star Trek’s second season: Discovery will take up their roles again.
“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 at 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.”
“This is a dream come true, literally,” said Goldsman. “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.”
“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,” said Kurtzman. “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.”
I personally don’t really follow all the different Trek shows being made just because I can’t bring myself to sign up for CBS All Access just for Star Trek. I already own so many streaming services as is. Perhaps it would be an ideal time to run Discovery on regular CBS during the summer and give people a sense of what the show is about without people having to take the plunge or having to binge the series during a trial time.