Star Trek fans who finished season 2 of Discovery and are clamoring to see more of Capt. Christopher Pike helming the original starship Enterprise are getting their way, as CBS has announced a new series putting Pike, Spock, and Number One back on screen.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will come to CBS’ All Access streaming service, the network said today. Ethan Peck will reprise his role as Spock, the Vulcan science officer originally portrayed by Leonard Nimoy from the 1960s. Anson Mount, who played Pike in Discovery, and Rebecca Romijn, who played first officer Number One, will also reprise their roles.
Many Star Trek fans began clamoring for a new spinoff set on the original NCC-1701 since Mount, Peck, and Romijn appeared in Discovery as well as several “short Trek” episodes.
The official Star Trek Twitter account shared a video of the three actors, clearly shot from their homes, describing the fan feedback that led to the green light.
“Speaking just for myself, I have never received more love from a fanbase than I have from the Star Trek family,” Mount said in the video.
“Without you, this wouldn’t be happening,” Peck added. “It is a huge honor.”
Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman said in January that such a series was under consideration. Kurtzman will serve as executive producer on Strange New Worlds alongside Akiva Goldsman, Jenny Lumet, Henry Alonso Myers, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth. Goldsman, Kurtzman, and Lumet co-wrote the series premiere episode.
“When we said we heard the fans’ outpouring of love for Pike, Number One, and Spock, we meant it,” Kurtzman said. “These iconic characters have a deep history in Star Trek canon, yet so much of their stories have yet to be told.”
“This is a dream come true, literally,” Goldsman said. “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.”