Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, premiering this Thursday on Paramount+, will take viewers on a daring new journey as Starfleet’s best encounter new life whereas traversing the galaxy.
The episodic collection enlists quite a few characters from the unique Trek collection, together with Captain Pike (performed by Anson Mount), Spock (Ethan Peck), Quantity One (Rebecca Romijn) and Uhura (Celia Rose Gooding) — and future Enterprise captain James Tiberius Kirk (Vampire Diaries’ Paul Wesley) may also seem, however fans will have to wait until Season 2 for a glimpse on the beloved character in motion. So how will Kirk slot in with the Unusual New Worlds crew?
“It is a science fiction present, so there are numerous methods wherein a personality can enter a narrative and exit a narrative,” Henry Alonso Myers, who serves as co-showrunner alongside Akiva Goldsman, tells TVLine. “We’re completely in an period the place [Kirk] is alive and current, and as a lot as we’re attempting to inform the tales of how [Spock, Pike and Uhura] got here to be the individual that they change into, there are different individuals who we additionally wish to inform that story for.”
The Kirk we’ll come to satisfy within the present won’t be what followers anticipate. Myers is conscious that folks may have sturdy opinions about Wesley’s model of the captain-to-be, given Kirk’s prolonged historical past and reverential legacy inside Star Trek canon.
“When individuals come to it, I’m positive they’ll have emotions about their very own interpretations of the earlier ones. We don’t wish to deny these. We love all of the Kirks which have existed,” he explains. “Our objective was to inform a narrative of this Kirk, on this time interval, which is a completely totally different Kirk that has solely been touched on within the Kelvin Universe,” performed by Chris Pine within the J.J. Abrams-produced movie trilogy. “We hope the enjoyable of the present is telling the internal tales that they perhaps wouldn’t have been informed again then about youthful variations of the characters who’ve but to change into who we all know.”
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