In light of recent events, Captain Pike has decided to leave the deck of the starship USS Enterprise, but doing so has proved difficult. During the next introduction to the new world, Una, his colleague, disappeared. But when Pike managed to find her, it turned out that the found civilization was not ready to live peacefully and uses the newly acquired weapon not as a source of life, but as a herald of death…
“Star Trek: Strange New Worlds ss 2”: release date, announcement
The continuation of the science fiction TV show “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” is officially announced for 2023. A more exact date was not specified, but it can be assumed that the season 2 will appear in the spring.
On the next assignment, Pike barely survived. Terrifying fragments still floated in his memory, in which his face, disfigured by radiation, was reflected in the mirror. Determined not to return to work, he quietly spends time in his house: baking pancakes, riding a horse and enjoying the winter cold with rapture.
But one day his horse ride is interrupted by the arrival of a representative of the Enterprise. He reports the missing Una and asks Pike to look into what happened. There is hope that she is alive. There are also coordinates of the planet on which the girl can be. Without thinking twice, the captain decides to overcome his principles and go aboard the ship to lead the mission.
At this time, his devoted colleague Spock receives a marriage proposal from his beloved. According to Vulcan custom, it was the woman who should do it, and Spock had waited so long for this that he never hoped to marry again. Happy, he is looking forward to his wedding night, but he is interrupted by a call from Pike, who asks him to fly with him.
A grim girl, La’an, is added to the new team, whose biography is terrifying, as she lost her entire family due to a raid on her dwelling by another civilization. Later, she managed to get rid of her enemies and build a career, but few people know how La’an did it. Now she takes the place of the lost Una as co-pilot and participates in her rescue from an alien planet.
Soon, the Enterprise finds the location of the enemies that are holding Una in captivity. After her release, Pike decides to arrange a dialogue with the leader, but, unfortunately, nothing works except for threats…
In the season 2, the flights of the eminent Enterprise will continue, which will be on the verge of death, because Pike’s next decision will affect the entire team.
Actors and their roles
- Pike — prefers to live away from prying eyes; until the last he avoided service, but when he learned about the loss of an old comrade, he decided not to stand aside, but to fly in search; successfully fulfills missions related to the search for new alien civilizations; is a great connoisseur of history; in the 1st season, he often recalls the times in the USA after the civil wars — Anson Mount.
- Spock — half human, half Vulcan by origin; was raised with the girl Michael, who became his sister; at the beginning of the TV show, he became a married man, but did not have time to enjoy the delights of marriage, since duty was above all for him; Spock travels with the crew of the Enterprise and explores new worlds — Ethan Peck.
- La’an — closed from all crew members; tries to do a good job and win the favor of the management; arrogant; cannot forget her terrible past, which haunts her and often returns her to those events – Christina Chong.
- The TV series is a prequel to the project “Star Trek: The Original Series” and a spin-off of “Star Trek: Discovery“, in which Spock meets his lost sister, Pike and Una also appear. Another precursor to the TV show is the recently released “Star Trek: Picard“.
- The episodes premiered on May 5, 2022 on Paramount+. 3 months before that, it was already announced the start of filming of the season 2, which will last until the end of the summer.
- Many of the actors from previous TV series in this universe are now doing offscreen work. So, for example, Jonathan Frakes, who played the role of Commander William Riker in “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, was invited as a director. He also starred in the project “The Orville“, a parody of the original “Star Trek”.
- The showrunner of the TV show was Akiva Goldsman, winner of such awards as Oscar and Golden Globe. After the death of his second wife in 2010, he plunged into work. The last projects of Goldsman were “Transformers: The Last Knight”, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”, “Winter’s Tale”, “I Am Legend”, “Insurgent”.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2 - release date
|Number||Series title||Release date|
|2x01||Series 1||spring 2023|
|2x02||Series 2||spring 2023|
|2x03||Series 3||spring 2023|
|2x04||Series 4||spring 2023|
|2x05||Series 5||spring 2023|
|2x06||Series 6||spring 2023|
|2x07||Series 7||spring 2023|
|2x08||Series 8||spring 2023|
|2x09||Series 9||spring 2023|
|2x10||Series 10||spring 2023|