After making strong impressions during the second season of Star Trek: Discovery, Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, and Rebecca Romijn will get a chance to star in their own series: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Mount will once again play Captain Christopher Pike. with Peck as Spock, and Romijn as Una/Number One. However, they won’t be the only familiar characters on the show.
For Star Trek Day, Paramount+ released a new video that lets the cast introduce their roles. That’s also how we know that Celia Rose Gooding will portray Cadet Nyota Uhura, while Jess Bush will play Nurse Christine Chapel. Uhura had a major part in the original series and movies, while Chapel had more of a supporting role. Additionally, Babs Olusanmokun has been cast as Dr. M’Benga, a character who appeared in two episodes of the original series.
Christina Chong has perhaps the most surprising character on the show. She will be playing La’an Noonien Singh, a woman who may be related to the infamous Khan Noonien Singh. Melissa Navia will play Lt. Erica Ortegas, and Bruce Horak is playing Hemmer.
Additionally, Paramount+ has shared the description for the series:
“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is based on the years Captain Christopher Pike manned the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The series will feature fan favorites from season two of Star Trek: Discovery: Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. The series will follow Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One in the years before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.”
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