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How big a hit is Paramount+’s Star Trek prequel series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds starring Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike? Seven of its ten episodes in season 2 made Nielsen’s Top 10 Original Streaming Shows charts, including the season premiere, Lower Decks crossover, musical episode and cliffhanger finale.

This was the best showing for a Paramount+ original series on the Nielsen charts since the season 3 finale of Star Trek: Picard in May. The only other Paramount+ show to make the Top 10 since Nielsen began tracking Paramount+ series earlier this year was Yellowstone prequel 1923.

There is no Nielsen data for season one, but Paramount+ claims the inaugural season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds performed better than any Star Trek show to date.

So In honour of Star Trek Day, CBS is broadcasting the first two episodes of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds tonight.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds follows the voyages of Capt. Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) on the U.S.S. Enterprise, which predate the voyages of Capt. James T. Kirk on the U.S.S. Enterprise.

The prequel includes younger versions of classic Star Trek characters like Spock, Uhura, James T. Kirk and Scotty, so far.

Celia Rose Gooding as Uhura. Ethan Peck as Spock. Paul Wesley as James T. Kirk.

Martin Quinn. as Montgomery Scott, aka Scotty, in the season 2 finale.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2:

Toronto filming dates: February 1st to June 30th, 2022.

Episodes: 10.

Showrunners: Akiva Goldsman, Henry Alonso Myers. 

Cast: Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, Rebecca Romijn, Melissa Navia ,Celia Rose Gooding, Christina Chong, Babs Olusanmokun, Jess Bush, Carol Kane, Paul Wesley.

Producers: Take 5 Productions, Secret Hideout, WhizBang Films, Weed Road Pictures, Roddenberry Entertainment, CBS Studios, Paramount+.

Anson Mount and Ethan Peck appeared at a packed panel at Fan Expo Vancouver in February 2023.

Ethan Peck & Anson Mount at Fan Expo Vancouver. Hollywood North Buzz image.
Hollywood North Buzz image.
Fan Expo Vancouver image.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is renewed for season 3 but production in Toronto is delayed because of the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA Double Strike.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds streams on Paramount+.

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