Star Trek: Discovery introduced us to a modern take on the popular franchise while we were also getting the Kelvin timeline in movie form. Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman created the series for CBS All Access, which has been rebranded as Paramount+. The series went on to run for multiple seasons with its first major spinoff titled Star Trek: Strange New Worlds set to release this May. In January, we already learned that a second season has been ordered for the spinoff.
In the new article by Decider, we got a first look at James T. Kirk in the upcoming second season played by Vampire Diaries veteran Paul Wesley. With the first look, we also got the confirmation that they’ve already started production on the series that stars Anson Mount as Christopher Pike, who is the captain of the USS Enterprise. With the addition of Kirk, we might uncover just how he ended up taking over.
We’ll see if the upcoming first season might lead into the introduction of Kirk, or if he’ll generally be mainly part of the second season. They have a lot of faith in these series and have been pushing forward with the additions. It’ll be interesting to see if we can expect more spinoffs moving forward and what the future has in store for Star Trek.