Star Trek: Paul Wesley is the new James T. Kirk in Strange New Worlds Season 2


As announced by Paramount+, Paul Wesley has joined the cast of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 2 as James T. Kirk. Wesley will be playing a younger version of the character. The first image from season 2 was also released, revealing Wesley in the iconic role.

Paul Wesley is starring in the iconic role of James T. Kirk in the second season of the Paramount+ drama series. The role is best known for starring William Shatner.

The casting comes ahead of the launch of season one, which premieres in May. A second season of the show was renewed in January.

Paul was previously one of the leads of The Vampire Diaries Stefan Salvatore and also starred in Tell Me A Story for Paramount+ predecessor CBS All Access. He can also be seen in Shudder’s feature History of Evil alongside Stephanie Beatriz.

He has also directed episodes of Roswell, New Mexico, Shadowhunters, and Legacies.