After over a decade away, Star Trek is returning to television with Star Trek: Discovery. Or at least its returning to the serialized television format. The show will actually stream online via CBS All Access.
Despite the modern distribution model, executive producer Alex Kurtzman says the new series’ story will be in the spirit of the Star Trek series that have come before.
“The story that we have for season one is really interesting and special and pays tribute to a lot of what Trek has done and in many ways is actually doing it in a new way,” Kurtzman tells CNET. “To have Sonequa [Martin- Green] and Michelle [Yeoh] as captains of our ship is
While the series may be following in its predecessors' footsteps, Kurtzman believes the show’s leads will bring some special to the franchise that hasn’t been seen before.
“I love stories that are based around strong women and we have some strong women on that show,” he says. “Having Sonequa – she is a very, very special actress – is bringing a flavor to the character which I haven’t really seen in Trek and that is really exciting. Her story is
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’s cast also includes Jason Isaacs as the starship Discovery's Captain Lorca, Rainn Wilson as Star Trek: The Original Series character Harry Mudd, James Frain as Sarek, Spock’s father, and Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou, the captain of another Starfleet ship, the Shenzhou, which will be important to the plot of Star Trek: Discovery. Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp both play science officers. Mary Wiseman will play a final year Starfleet Academy cadet.
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.0comments
Star Trek: Discovery premieres Sept. 24, 2017.
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