In a tweet Alex Kurtzman executive producer for the current Star Trek franchises revealed CBS has greenlit “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” a new show that will take place on the starship Enterprise in the years prior to James T. Kirk coming aboard as captain. I will focus on Christopher Pike, Spock and Number One played by Anson Adams Mount, Ethan Peck and Rebecca Romijn. According to co-creator and executive producer Akiva Goldsman who released a statement revealed some details about the upcoming show that will stream on the CBS All Access network:
“We’re going to try to harken back to some classical ‘Trek’ values, to be optimistic, and to be more episodic,” Goldsman tell Variety. “Obviously, we will take advantage of the serialized nature of character and story building. But I think our plots will be more closed-ended than you’ve seen in either ‘Discovery’ or ‘Picard.’”
“We can really tell closed-ended stories. We can find ourselves in episodes that are tonally of a piece.” Of the type of episode that “Strange New Worlds” might attempt that “Discovery” or “Picard” might not,.
The new series will spin out of the second season of Star Trek Discovery.