Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has officially begun production on its inaugural season. The series, which was rumored and greenlit during the second season of Star Trek: Discovery, will feature Anson Mount as Captain Pike, Ethan Peck as Spock, and Rebecca Romijn as Number One.
With the series officially underway, fans finally know who will be apart of the show’s main cast. From Deadline, the series will feature Babs Olusanmokun, Christina Chong, Celia Rose Gooding, Jess Bush, and Melissa Navia.
Their roles have not yet been announced. All five actors will continue the trend of casting lesser-known, up-and-comers into Star Trek roles. Like Peck before them, this will serve as most of their true big breaks.
Olusanmokun has been in plenty of things you may have seen, like Black Mirror or Marvel’s The Defenders, but he hasn’t really done anything that would qualify as big as a leading role in Strange New Worlds. This will be a big year or so for him, as he’s currently got a role in the upcoming remake of Dune.
Another Black Mirror alum is Chong, who will also be in a big-budget film this year in Tom and Jerry. While she won’t have a huge part, the synergy between that and Star Trek should help her career grow. She’s mostly been seen in various projects in Great Britain, but not too much stateside.
Then there’s Tony Award-nominated actress, who starred in the Alanis Morissette broadway play; Jagged Little Pill.
The former model from Australia, Bush, will also be getting a huge break internationally with Star Trek. While she’s been in a bunch of things like the Australian series Halifax, this will be her first truly big international project.
Lastly, there’s Navia, who was on AMC’s Dietland, and on Showtime’s Homeland. As with the others, this will be her first big opportunity as well.