Captains Christopher Pike, Spock and Number One have been exploring the cosmos longer than Captain James T Kirk. Now Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will continue their story.
The trio initially appeared in the unaired Star Trek pilot ‘The Cage’, and later played key roles in the second season of Star Trek: Discovery. They proved to be so popular that the lords of Trek decided to bring them back for their own series.
“When we say we hear fans’ outpouring love for Pike, Number One, and Spock as they board Star Trek: Discovery, we mean it,” executive producer Alex Kurtzman told StarTrek.com. “These iconic characters have a deep history in the Star Trek canon, yet so much of their story has yet to be told.”
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is set atop the legendary USS Enterprise, about a decade before Kirk takes command. we now know that the show’s core trio will be joined by more recognizable faces from the 1960s, including Chapel Nurses, Dr M’Benga and – most interesting of all – the legendary Uhura, who will become a cadet on the Enterprise. it is a prequel to the original series. Another crew member, La’an Noonien-Singh, has a surname with special resonance for Star Trek fans…
Details regarding the plot are currently hidden behind Starfleet’s protective shield, but we know that Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will be more episodic than Discovery and Picard, and will be coming sometime in 2022. Here’s everything we know about the much-anticipated latest Trek spin. wait. dead…
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Relase Date
After being held back by delays due to the coronavirus, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds began production in Toronto in March 2021. According to the City of Toronto website, the season will last for 10 episodes.
In October 2021, star Anson Mount appeared in a video confirming that production of the first season had finished.
“All of our recordings must now be turned over to our amazing post-production team to begin their process,” he said. “And hopefully we will give you something sometime… next year. Not sure when but we will find out and let you know. ”
Paramount Plus has yet to officially confirm a release date for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds in 2022 – although the streamer’s chief content officer for the original script, David Nevins, told Deadline that, “A Strange New World will be on the air next spring”.
With Star Trek: Discovery season 4 currently airing in the US and Canada, and Star Trek: Picard season 2 set to leave Spacedock in February 2022, it seems likely that Strange New Worlds will launch when both are finished – simply because the streaming service is unlikely to have two shows from the franchise airing at the same time. Its flagship Star Trek is airing simultaneously and will probably hit three shows one after the other.
The smart money, then, would be on the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds release date being some time in May.
While we know Strange New Worlds will stream on Paramount Plus in the US, that may vary depending on where you are. The Streamer will launch in the UK in 2022, and we look forward to seeing Strange New Worlds make its debut there – especially after the recent controversial announcement that the fourth season of Discovery has moved from its original international home on Netflix to help launch Paramount Plus worldwide.
Is there a Star Trek: Strange New Worlds trailer?
Unfortunately, Star Trek Day did not reveal the full trailer for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. However, it does provide a brief teaser that introduces the cast. It also contains some photos from the new series, including a glimpse of the USS Enterprise uniform with a new look – a modern riff on the classic gold, blue and uniforms we saw in ‘The Cage’ and the original series.
Stepping back in time, we see Anson Mount, Ethan Peck and Rebecca Romijn beaming in the announcement video in May 2020:
As you’d expect, the cast line is so plentiful that the show exists according to fans’ demand. “Without you, this wouldn’t have happened,” said Peck, while Mount explained a bit about the tone of the series. “It’s a classic Star Trek show that deals with optimism and the future.”
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Cast
The principal Star Trek: Strange New Worlds cast looks like this:
- Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike
- Ethan Peck as Mr Spock
- Rebecca Romijn as Una Chin-Riley/Number One
- Jess Bush as Nurse Christine Chapel
- Christina Chong as La’an Noonien-Singh
- Celia Rose Gooding as Cadet Nyota Uhura
- Melissa Navia as Lt Erica Ortegas
- Babs Olusanmokun as Dr M’Benga
- Bruce Horak as Hemmer
Ever since Star Trek: Strange New Worlds was confirmed in 2020, we’ve known that three actors would be reprising their roles from Discovery.
Anson Mount is back in the captain’s chair as Captain Christopher Pike. Meanwhile, after proving himself worthy of donning the pointy ears that once belonged to Leonard Nimoy, Ethan Peck returns as Spock. Rebecca Romijn continues as first officer/helmsperson Number One.