Set roughly ten years before the events of the original Star Trek series, Star Trek: Discovery follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they discover new worlds and civilizations. The season-long storyline revolves around “an incident and an event in Star Trek history that’s been talked about but never been explored.”
Star Trek: Discovery is the latest addition to the sci-fi franchise, following The Original Series, The Animated Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise. It’s the first series in the Star Trek mythos in 16 years.
The cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green, Michelle Yeoh, Jason Isaacs, Rainn Wilson, Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp. The latter plays Lieutenant Stamets, an astromycologist, fungus expert, and Starfleet science officer aboard the Starship Discovery. The character will be the first to be originally conceived and announced as gay.
CBS originally ordered 13 episodes, but has recently expanded the first season to 15. Like The Good Wife spinoff, The Good Fight, Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on CBS before moving to its streaming service, CBS All-Access. No premiere date has been set yet, but it’ll be sometime this fall.
Check out the epic first trailer below.
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Trailer