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New ‘Star Trek’ series will focus on the USS Enterprise ... before Captain Kirk

New ‘Star Trek’ series will include the USS Enterprise

Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck star in ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’
Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck star in ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’
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CBS All Access announced a new “Star Trek” series focused on the U.S.S. Enterprise — before Captain Kirk joined the team.

The series will focus on Captain Christopher Pike, Number One, and Science Officer Spock, who will “explore new worlds around the galaxy,” according to the CBS announcement.

The show will be titled “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.”

Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet will return as writers.

  • “This is a dream come true, literally,” said Goldsman in the CBS announcement. “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.”

The show will star Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck as Pike, Number One and Spock, respectively. Each of those characters were introduced in season 2 of “Star Trek: Discovery,” according to The Verge.

  • “Fans fell in love with Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck’s portrayals of these iconic characters when they were first introduced on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ last season,” said Julie McNamara, executive vice president and head of programming at CBS All Access in the release. “This new series will be a perfect complement to the franchise, bringing a whole new perspective and series of adventures to ‘Star Trek.’”

Why this matters:

It’s a sign of CBS’ growing its “Star Trek” empire even more. The network holds the rights to “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Picard” — two shows in the “Star Trek” universe that have aired exclusively on the CBS All Access streaming service,