Star Trek: Discovery is declaring its intent to “boldly go” with a new promo released via social media.
The promo shows several of the series’ core characters, including Captain Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh), Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs), T’Kuvma (Chris Obi), Ambassador Sarek (James Frain), Lieutenant Saru (Doug Jones), and First Officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green).
As the video plays, Martin-Green provides voiceover that lays out a mission statement for Star Trek: Discovery that should sound familiar to fans of past Star Trek series:
“As we stand at the edge of an unknown universe, we know our greatest challenges lie before us, that our future is not bound by fear and that our mission is not to conquer, but to discover. That is our destiny, a destiny written in the stars. So, we boldly go where we have never gone before.”
Set 10 years prior to the five-year mission of the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: Discovery follows the adventures of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new
Star Trek: Discovery was created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman. Fuller was originally intended to be Discovery's showrunner but was forced step down due to commitments to Starz' adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods. Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts have taken over as showrunners.
Star Trek: Discovery was announced in 2015 and, though the series intends to abandon at least one key Roddenberry principal and adjust the series for modern expectation, CBS hoped to have the series debut as part of Star Trek’s 50th-anniversary celebration. CBS missed that window and instead, the series will come close to a debut on the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Star Trek: Discovery premieres Sept. 24, 2017, on CBS. The first two episodes will be released at the same time on CBS All Access.