Ever since the turn of the century, the science-fiction genre has managed to gain an impressive fan following. The discovery of elements and outer space, the inventions in the field of science, and advancements in technology made this genre visually appealing and informative for the audience. We know that the science-fiction genre gained momentum in recent years.
But the fact that is unknown to many is that the Hollywood tv industry consists of one gem that was way ahead of its time and explored the theme of outer space much before its popularization. This gem is Gene Roddenberry’s creation – Star Trek. And now, to carry Roddenberry’s legacy forward, Alex Kurtzman is presenting his new venture Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, co-created by Akiva Goldsman and Jenny Lumet.
Strange New Worlds: What We Know So Far
A prequel to Star Trek: Discovery, Strange New Worlds follows the journey of Captain Christopher Pike and his crew on their infamous starship, USS Enterprise. Set in a decade before the events of Discovery, Strange New Worlds takes the viewers on a journey beyond the galaxy, into the new worlds.
Whenever one begins to list science fiction series, the list feels incomplete unless Star Trek finds a place in it. Gene Roddenberry’s most celebrated series was on the verge of extinction. However, in 2007, Alex Kurtzman signed a deal with Paramount and wrote the screenplay for Star Trek (2009). The 2009 film marked the return of the Star Trek franchise into the market.
When Star Trek entered the market, the science-fiction genre was in the infant stage in the cinematic world. Even though the series managed to gather a loyal fan following throughout the world. And now, Alex Kurtzman is preparing to release another film in his expanded Star Trek universe. Read further to know more about the upcoming science-fiction show.
In a recent tweet, paramount pictures announced the cast of the upcoming series. Strange New Worlds will see Anton Mount ready to take the helm as Captain Pike. Along with Mount, the series will feature Rebecca Romjin, Ethan Peck, Babs Olusanmokun, Christiana Chong, Jess Bush, Melissa Navia, Bruce Horack, and Celia Rose Gooding as the crew of the USS Enterprise. Apart from these, it is expected the series might welcome some new faces.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, though the series was announced in May 2020. Finally, pre-production began in August 2020, and filming began in February 2021. With reshoots scheduled in late 2021, followed by post-production, it is safe to say that the series is slated to release somewhere in mid-2022.
Recently, Paramount plus dropped the teaser of Strange New Worlds, and it is making headlines ever since. The spin-off prequel is set in the 23rd century after the events of Discovery season 2. However, the prequel will have a much younger version of the characters.
Ever since the teaser came out, fans are going crazy. The expectations from the prequel are now on cloud nine. Now, it will be interesting to see how the makers will live up to the hype created by the teaser. Stay tuned for further updates.