Paramount+’s Star Trek: Strange New Worlds officially begins production
Paramount+ has officially announced that production on CBS Studios’ newest Star Trek spinoff series titled Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has finally begun in Toronto. The announcement comes with a new video which you can check out below, featuring the main cast led by Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, and Rebecca Romijn as they expressed their excitement in returning to the Star Trek universe.
Welcome to the #StarTrekFamily! Babs Olusanmokun, @ChrissyChong, Celia Rose Gooding, Jess Bush, and @melissaCnavia will be joining @ansonmount, @ethangpeck, and @rebeccaromijn on the U.S.S. Enterprise in #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds, coming to @ParamountPlus in the US. pic.twitter.com/Xkc8bXglYB
— Star Trek on Paramount+ (@StarTrekOnPPlus) March 12, 2021
“In a career, there is never enough work that is pure joy. 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,” Co-showrunner Akiva Goldsman said in a statement. “With a hell of a cast and undying love for the original series, we boldly go.”
In addition, the series has found five new cast members in the form of Babs Olusanmokun (Black Mirror), Christina Chong (Tom and Jerry), Celia Rose Gooding (Jagged Little Pill), Jess Bush (Les Norton), and Melissa Navia (Billions), who are all set as series regulars.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will follow the crew in the decade during Captain Kirk was at the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.
“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, co-showrunner and EP. “For someone who’s been dreaming of spaceships and alien worlds since I was little, this show is a dream come true.”
The series will be led by Anson Mount, Ethan Peck and Rebecca Romijn, who are reprising their roles as Captain Christopher Pike, Spock and Number One, respectively. They first portrayed the characters in the second season of Star Trek: Discovery.
The Star Trek: Strange New Worlds premiere is written by Akiva Goldsmith with the story by Goldsmith, Alex Kurtzman, and Jenny Lumet who will also serve as executive producers in addition to Henry Alonso Myers, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth.