If all had gone to the original plan, we’d have already seen the first episodes of Discovery, Paramount’s first foray in TV Star Trek since Enterprise went off air in 2005. However, various delays mean it won’t be arriving until later this year (no exact date has been announced yet).
With TV companies currently shopping their latest wares to potential advertisers and the media, the first character picture from the new Star Trek series has arrived, giving us our first glimpse at Michelle Yeoh‘s Captain Philippa Georgiou and Sonequa Martin-Green‘s First Officer Michael Burnham. Not too much is known about how they fit into the overall plot, but Burham is the First Officer on a ship called Discovery, while Georgiou commands another ship.
It has been said that the show is seen through the eyes of a female character who isn’t a captain, so it may be that it’s Martin-Green who is the focus of the show. Others involved include Jason Isaacs as Discovery’s captain, and Doug Jones playing a science officer who’s a member of an alien species new to the Star Trek universe. Also onboard is Anthony Rapp as astromycologist Lt. Stamets, who will be Star Trek’s first regular gay character.
Star Trek: Discovery will be released via CBS: All Access in the US, and Netflix in the rest of the world.