A 21 Century Celebrities/Hollywood Alternative Universe of the Abrams Universe (AOS).
James T. Kirk was born under the spotlight, for better but, especially for worse. Tiberius Kirk headlined in the Hollywood from the Sixties to the Eighties. And then came, poster boy George Kirk, who died tragically and prematurely, the day his also famous wife gave birth to their second son.
Winona tried to do her best, remarrying even, but the more Jim grew up, the more he looked like his late father. And at some point, she started drinking. A lot. Becoming an even more interesting prey for the paparazzis. This - Until, Jim took a decision and made sure the voltures had so many (terrible) things to say about him, they forgot about his mother.
Spock - whose real/full name is unpronounceable - is a booming 'starlet', loved by Critics but not-so-good-with-his-new-fans, who graduated from a prestigious - east coast or european - university and stepped onto the stage of Broadway Theatres.
A perfect life, if it wasn't for his strained family relationships, with his billionaire producer of a father who want to marry him to the daughter of one of his 'friends' and the sickness of his beloved ex-drama teacher mother.
Also, when he gets a proposition from some Christopher Pike, to play into his new TV Show - filmed between Los Angeles and Vancouver, where Amanda is resting, he doesn't hesitate, nor thinks about consequences.
That's when Jim and Spock's Worlds collide, as they finds themself sharing top billing of Pike's new show.
From there, either fans start shipping them, either their characters are romantically involved and/or they have to pretend dating to promote the show/appease LGBT+ associations because of the channel/network past queerbaiting. Bref, vous connaissez la chanson!
Social Medias (Twitter and/or Instagram + maybe Snapchat) & Paparazzis/Tabloids Shenanigans. Possibly, Jim teaching Spock how to 'play' with all those things.
Jim is still as smart as in the movies but, he plays dumb. He didn't go to univeristy, despite really wanting to, too busy making himself a 'reputation' and is only cast to play 'pretty action boy toy' - so most people don't actually know he is a good actor. Also, he can have been involved in some TV Reality Show - like Rich Kids of Beverly Hills or a guest (love interest) in some kind of Keeping Up with the Kardashians thing.
Spock has never played in a TV Show/Movie and has no idea what it's like to be an hollywood star/wife - having paps at your front door or following you around, and people judging more than his performance as an actor/artist. He thinks it's all exaggerated and L.A. starlets are creating all those dramas on purpose. Of course, Broadway has it own share of 'rumor has it' but, the West Coast takes it to a whole new level.
Use Star Trek originals names ; no need to rename the vulcans, it's just super confusing for nothing.
Pike's show can be a TV Drama or Sci-Fi one. If you need help, ask me.
Plus ; for writers - like me - who loves learning new things as they write, I hightly recommand reading extracts from "Writing the TV Drama Series" by Pamela Douglas, especially the 2nd chapter "How Shows gets on TV and the TV Season" - I found it on Google, before buying the book. There is a super useful calendar.
Red Carpet. I repeat, Red Carpet. And someone could win an Emmy. Maybe?
Others Characters :
Winona can be a former actress, or singer, or model.
Amanda is sick - a cancer? - and in Canada, because I'm pretty sure I read somewhere she was from Vancouver.
Chris is Awesome.
I'd like to see the 'Birdge Crew', as actors, especially McCoy and Uhura. (Or Nyota could be Spock's new agent and amazing best friend.)
Rand is sooo Jim's badass agent.
Bonus points for ; Gaila and Number One. As well as Sybok and George Jr (Sam).
Texting and Sexting.
I WILL MAKE A COVER (w/ Photoshop, no drawing) FOR ANY ATTEMPTS.
THANK FOR YOUR TIME!
[Written by a French Girl, sorry for any mistake.]
, Works in Progress Characters: Amanda