Warning: SPOILERS for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Episode 1 - "Strange New Worlds"
The cast of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is comprised of many familiar faces aboard the Starship Enterprise as well as new characters joining Star Trek canon. Because of his incredibly popular starring role in Star Trek: Discovery season 2, Anson Mount is now leading his own Star Trek spinoff as Captain Christopher Pike. Strange New Worlds chronicles the voyages of the USS Enterprise years before Captain James T. Kirk becomes the legendary starship's captain.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is set in 2259, a year after the events of Star Trek: Discovery season 2, when Pike, Spock (Ethan Peck), Number One (Rebecca Romijn) helped the USS Discovery save the galaxy from a rogue A.I. called Control. After Spock's adopted sister, Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), led Discovery on a one-way trip into the 32nd century, the crew of the Enterprise was left to pick up the pieces and redact Discovery's fate. But the final frontier calls for exploration and Captain Pike must lead the Enterprise to explore strange new worlds, although he is now coping with the vision of his own terrible future that Pike glimpsed in Star Trek: Discovery season 2.
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As a direct prequel to Star Trek: The Original Series, Strange New Worlds returns the franchise to its core tenets of space exploration. Indeed, unlike the serialized Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard, Strange New Worlds is an episodic series where the Enterprise will travel to a new planet and tackle a new problem each week. Strange New Worlds harkens back to the classic style of Star Trek and that includes the personnel joining Pike aboard the Starship Enterprise, many of whomarecharacters who already exist in Star Trek canon but Trekkers will now meet when they are several years younger.
Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike
Captain Pike reluctantly takes command of the Starship Enterprise when Star Trek: Strange New Worlds begins. Haunted by the knowledge that he will one day be horribly disfigured and confined to a wheelchair, Pike struggles with whether or not he should tempt fate by continuing his as a Starfleet Captain. A dynamic and charismatic leader, Pike's reputation as one of the greatest Captains of the Enterprise will be cemented by Strange New Worlds. Anson Mount also starred in Hell on Wheels and Marvel's Inhumans.
Rebecca Romijn as Lt. Commander Una Chin-Riley AKA Number One
Lt. Commander Una Chin-Riley, also known as Number One, is Pike's trusted First Officer. Cool and efficient, Number One has a reputation as the best First Officer in Starfleet. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will reveal new details and nuances of the character who was originated by Majel Barrett in the original Star Trek pilot, "The Cage." Rebecca Romijn was a supermodel whose acting credits include the original X-Men movies and The Librarians.
Ethan Peck as Lt. Spock
The younger version of Leonard Nimoy's legendary Vulcan, Lieutenant Spock is the Enterprise's Science Officer who is continuing his original tour of duty aboard the starship. Still years away from forging his eternal friendship with Captain Kirk, Spock's role as being mentored by Captain Pike will be explored by Strange New Worlds. The series will also delve into Spock's romantic relationship with his Vulcan betrothed, T'Pring (Gia Sandhu). Ethan Peckhas appeared inPenny Dreadful: City of Angels and The Midnight Sky.
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Celia Rose Gooding as Cadet Nyota Uhura
On Star Trek: The Original Series, Lt. Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) was the Enterprise's Communications Officer but Strange New Worlds introduces Nyota as a Starfleet Cadet who speaks 3 dozen languages and is serving her first tour of duty on a starship. Strange New Worlds will explore Uhura's past and character in ways TOS never did. Strange New Worlds is Celia Rose Gooding's first major TV role and will soon appear in the film Breakwater.
Christina Chong as Lt. La'an Noonien-Singh
La'an Noonien-Singh is the Starship Enterprise's independent and no-nonsense Chief of Security. Although she is a brand new character, La'an has a unique link to Star Trek canon as she's the descendant of the genetically-engineered supervillain Khan Noonien-Singh (Ricardo Montalban). Tough and serious, La'an's ability to forge relationships will be tested in Strange New Worlds. Christina Chong has also starred in and Line of Duty.
Melissa Navia as Lt. Erica Ortegas
The Starship Enterprise's helmsman, Lt. Erica Ortegas is a cocky pilot who is perfectly at home on the bridge. Despite her youth, Ortegashas already seen plenty of action in space by the time Strange New Worlds begins, and she enjoys helping new crew members like Cadet Uhura get their feet wet on the Enterprise. Melissa Navia also appeared in Bull and New Amsterdam.
Babs Olusanmokun as Dr. M'Benga
Dr. M'Benga is a character familiar to fans of Star Trek: The Original Series but in Strange New Worlds, M'Benga precedes Dr. Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley) as the Chief Medical Officer of the USS Enterprise, a position he takes great pride in. M'Benga and Captain Pike are old friends and Strange New Worlds will explore his character before M'Benga's appearances as a doctor in TOS. Babs Olusanmokun also starred in Black Mirror and Dune.
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Jess Bush as Nurse Christine Chapel
Strange New Worlds introduces Nurse Christine Chapel as one of the Starship Enterprise's key medical personnel who specializes in a new technology useful for exploring new planets. Chapel was another character originated by Majel Barrett on Star Trek: The Original Series but Strange New Worlds' Chapel is younger and brasher, with a questionable bedside manner. Jess Bush also starred inSkinford: Chapter Two and Playing for Keeps.
Bruce Horak as Hemmer
A brand-new character to Star Trek canon, Hemmer is the new Chief Engineer of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. A blind Aenar, which is a subspecies of the Andorians, the gruff and impatient Hemmer's other senses more than compensate for his lack of eyesight. Bruce Horak, who is also legally blind, also starred in Warehouse 13.
Gia Sandhu as T'Pring
T'Pring and Spock were promised to each other as children on Vulcan and, in Strange New Worlds, their relationship will be explored more deeply. In addition, Strange New Worlds will lay the foundation for why their relationship ended, leading to the eventsof the classic Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Amok Time." Gia Sandhu has also starred in A Simple Favor, The Lost Symbol, and The Mysterious Benedict Society.
Adrian Holmes as Admiral Robert April
Admiral Robert April is a legendary Star Trek character who was introduced in Star Trek: The Animated Series as the Captain of the Enterprise before Christopher Pike. Previously mentioned in Star Trek: Discovery season 1, April makes his first canonical live-action appearance in Strange New Worlds. Adrian Holmes was also inThe Cabin in the Woods and he stars as Phillip Banks in Bel-Air.
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Andre Dae Kim as Chief Kyle
Chief Kyle is the Starship Enterprise's transporter chief. Strange New Worlds reconceives the character from Star Trek: The Original Series originally played by John Winston. Before he joined the cast of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Andre Dae Kim appeared in American Gods and Locke and Key.
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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds streams Thursdays on Paramount+.