CBS ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Reveals Deserted First Photo
Star Trek fans’ crushing uncertainty has at last come to an end, as CBS finally reveals a first look at Star Trek: Discovery. Ahead of the network's Upfront presentation, CBS reveals two members of the Discovery crew, and a very strange location.
The first photo takes place on an unidentified planet (shot in Jordan), featuring stars Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham, and Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou. Note the classic communicator and tricorder on Burnham's belt:
Now confirmed to feature Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham, Star Trek: Discovery has among the cast Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd, Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca, James Frain as Spock’s father Sarek, Doug Jones as an alien science officer, Adam Rapp as the TV franchise’s first openly-gay character and Michelle Yeoh as Captain of a different ship, along with assorted crew and several Klingon roles. Ex-showrunner Bryan Fuller also previously stepped up to clarify his limited involvement in the project going forward.
Shooting primarily in Toronto, the new 13-episode Star Trek: Discovery is said to take place 10 years before Kirk’s original Enterprise mission, as well to be “heavily serialized.” The new series will also explore the fallout of an event referenced, but never seen in the original series. Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer has also joined the creative side along with Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod, fan-favorite Voyager novel alum Kirsten Beyer, franchise vet Joe Menosky and Heroes writer Aron Coleite.
Star Trek: Discovery will beam out additional information soon, but watch the production teaser below while we wait.
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