Discovery’ trailer boldly goes where no series has gone before
We’ll admit, we were a liiiiiiittle concerned about Star Trek: Discovery after Bryan Fuller exited the series as showrunner and the premiere date was pushed from February to May, and then from May to… sometime this fall.
But CBS unveiled the first full length trailer for the new series at its upfront presentation on Wednesday, and while a good trailer doesn’t necessarily signal a good final product, the footage was everything we expect Star Trek to be: action-packed, cinematic, stuffed with intriguing new aliens, worlds and technology, and, perhaps most importantly, hopeful.
The network also announced that the first season has been extended to 15 episodes from its initial 13, and will come complete with its own aftershow, Talking Trek, which will be available on CBS All Access.
Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham, with an impressive ensemble cast including Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou, who commands the Starship Shenzou; Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca, leader of the Starship Discovery; Rainn Wilson as classic Trek conman Harry Mudd; and James Frain as the Vulcan Sarek, father of Spock.
Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on CBS this fall, with all subsequent episodes debuting exclusively on streaming service CBS All Access.