Principal photography has begun on the much-anticipated premiere season of “Strange New Worlds,” according to Variety

This latest spin-off series will follow the adventures of Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), Mr. Spock (Ethan Peck) and Number One (Rebecca Romijn) on the USS Enterprise and is set, in essence, as a prequel to “The Original Series” before James T. Kirk took command of the Constitution-class starship.