UPDATE (5/15/20): STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS with Anson Mount has now been confirmed by Deadline, Entertainment Weekly and other news outlets.
Ever since his first appearance on Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery, there has been a steady beat from fans across the world who want to see Anson Mount star in his own show. His portrayal of Captain Christopher Pike seemed to scratch the itch for man Trek fans looking for a new hand to guide the Starship Enterprise on new missions.
It was just March when Mount told Space.com that he’d “love to continue as Pike.” But that article gave no new details and anything in development.
CBS’s Trek Czar, Alex Kurtzman, told the Hollywood Reporter that “the fans have been heard” and that “anything is possible in the world of Trek.”
Rumors swirled around a new ‘unnamed’ Trek project, which was not Discovery, Picard, Section 31, or the animated shows. Then we relayed a report from the site Geeks World Wide that the new name of this new show might be — “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.” Of course, any new development or filming of a new Trek show would be on hold until the end of Coronavirus-related lockdowns.
Meanwhile, the Directors Guild of Canada posted on their site, a listing of folks who are working on a new show called “Strange New Worlds.” If you click around, you’ll see that the staff listed have a Star Trek: Discovery relationship. DISCO is filmed in Canada, by the way.
Now, all that evidence may be circumstantial to this point, but it appears that Captain Pike himself may have cleverly been transmitting that all of the rumors and conjecture are true… in a very public manner. His Twitter location.
Strange New Worlds:
Look at where our dear friend is tweeting from. That location is same place that comes from the original Star Trek mantra, and the same place which is allegedly the name of the upcoming Trek series in which we will star in.
“Strange New Worlds” makes so much sense as a title for a new Trek show, which would fit into the Trek canon timeline between Discovery and The Original Series.
We know how clever Mount is, judging by his answers in interviews and back-and-forth on Twitter. Could this be the big secret, which everyone is trying to figure out — in plain site?
Hopefully, we’ll find out soon.
NOTE: This would not be the first time that a Trek star leaked the name of an upcoming series. Sonequa Martin-Green, aka the star of Discovery (Michael Burham) leaked the name of the then-secret Trek show, which would star Patrick Stewart.
This story was written originally on May 2, 2020, and updated May 15, 2020 with the official announcement. Star Trek: Discovery is streaming on CBS All Access.