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09.09.2021

RED ALERT! “STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS” CAST MEMBERS REVEAL THE CHARACTERS THEY PORTRAY

 

Jess Bush, Christina Chong, Celia Rose Gooding, Melissa Navia, Babs Olusanmokun, and Bruce Horak Announce Their Starship Enterprise Characters on the Upcoming Paramount+ Original Series from CBS Studios

 

CLICK HERE to Watch the “Strange New Worlds” Character Reveal Video

 

Sept. 8, 2021 – Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today revealed which characters the previously announced cast members Jess Bush, Christina Chong, Celia Rose Gooding, Melissa Navia and Babs Olusanmokun, along with the newly announced Bruce Horak, will portray in the upcoming original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS, alongside series stars Anson Mount (“Captain Christopher Pike”), Rebecca Romijn (“Number One”) and Ethan Peck (“Spock”).

 

Their character names are as follows:

 

  • Jess Bush is Nurse Christine Chapel

  • Christina Chong is La’an Noonien-Singh

  • Celia Rose Gooding is Cadet Nyota Uhura

  • Melissa Navia is Lt. Erica Ortegas

  • Babs Olusanmokun is Dr. M’Benga

  • Bruce Horak is Hemmer

 

The announcement was made in a surprise video featuring the series’ cast during the STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS panel that took place at today’s global live-streamed Star Trek Day celebration. The STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS panel featured series stars Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck, and co-showrunners and executive producers, Akiva Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers in a conversation with host Mica Burton.

 

The remaining Star Trek Day celebration panels are available to live-stream for free at StarTrek.com/Day and on Paramount+ and Paramount+’s Twitch page in the U.S. The Star Trek Day panel schedule can be found at StarTrek.com/Day. After their initial airing, the panels will be available on-demand on Paramount+’s YouTube Channel and on Paramount+.

 

STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS is based on the years Captain Christopher Pike manned the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The series will feature fan favorites from season two of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. The series will follow Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One in the years before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.

 

The series premiere was written by Akiva Goldsman with the story by Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers serve as co-showrunners, with Goldsman directing the premiere episode. Goldsman, Kurtzman and Lumet serve as executive producers in addition to Alonso Myers, Heather Kadin, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth and Aaron Baiers. Akela Cooper and Davy Perez serve as co-executive producers. The series is produced by CBS Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.

 

STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS will stream exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Latin America. In Canada, it will air on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and stream on Crave.

 

About Paramount+:

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

 

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

 

About the “Star Trek” Universe on Paramount+:

The “Star Trek” Universe on Paramount+ includes current and upcoming seasons of the original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD, the animated series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and the upcoming STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS and STAR TREK: PRODIGY, the first “Star Trek” series aimed at younger audiences. The “Star Trek” Universe on Paramount+ also includes all 726 episodes from the six classic “Star Trek” series and a selection of “Star Trek” films, including the documentary WOMAN IN MOTION: NICHELLE NICHOLS, STAR TREK AND THE REMAKING OF NASA.

 

For additional info on and photography from Paramount+’s STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS and STAR TREK: PRODIGY, please click here.

 

About CBS Studios:

CBS Studios is one of the world’s leading suppliers of entertainment programming with more than 70 series currently in production for broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, genre-defining franchises including the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, and an extensive library of iconic intellectual property.

 

 

 

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Paramount+ Press Contacts:

Nikki Kozel: nikki.kozel@cbsi.com

Leigh Wolfson: leigh.wolfson@cbsi.com

 

CBS Studios Press Contact:

Jennifer Verti: jennifer.verti@cbs.com

Press:

Nikki Kozel
646-472-3948
nikki.kozel@cbsi.com

Leigh Wolfson
646-859-9804
Leigh.Wolfson@cbsinteractive.com

 

CBS Studios:

Jennifer Verti
818-655-7218
Jennifer.Verti@cbs.com