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CBS All Access greenlights ‘Strange New Worlds,’ a new Star Trek series about Pike and Spock

CBS All Access greenlights ‘Strange New Worlds,’ a new Star Trek series about Pike and Spock

CBS All Access isn’t achieved launching new Star Trek exhibits.

After bringing the franchise again to TV with “Star Trek: Discovery” in 2017, then revisiting some beloved characters with “Star Trek: Picard” earlier this yr, the streaming service has positioned a straight-to-series order for “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” which can depict the early days of the Enterprise, earlier than Captain Kirk took command.

We already acquired a glimpse of that within the second season of “Discovery,” which noticed Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) and a younger Spock (Ethan Peck) be a part of the forged — however they left Discovery and returned to the Enterprise on the season’s finish, in what felt like an apparent set-up for a spin-off.

“Strange New Worlds” will star Mount and Peck, together with “Discovery” visitor star Rebecca Romijn as Number One. The premiere might be written by Akiva Goldsman (additionally a author and director on “Discovery” and “Picard”), with a narrative by Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet.

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“This is a dream come true, actually,” Goldsman mentioned in an announcement. “I’ve imagined myself on the bridge of the Enterprise for the reason that early 1970s. I’m honored to be part of this persevering with journey together with Alex, [executive producer] Henry [Alonso Myers] and the high quality people at CBS.”

Until now, CBS All Access has been distinguished primarily for its willingness to greenlight a spread of Star Trek spin-offs — it’s additionally creating an animated collection known as “Star Trek: Lower Decks”, together with a present centered on Michelle Yeoh’s Philippa Georgiou and the nefarious Section 31.

This summer season, the newly re-merged ViacomCBS plans to launch a rebranded model of the streaming service, drawing on content material from throughout ViacomCBS manufacturers like Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Smithsonian and Paramount. But it nonetheless seems to be like Star Trek will stay a giant a part of that blend.

There’s no launch date introduced for “Strange New Worlds.” After all, it might be some time earlier than any present can resume manufacturing.

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