Star Trek fans were treated to several announcements during the CBS All Access New York Comic-Con panel this weekend. The network set premiere dates and released trailers and teasers for several upcoming Star Trek projects, including “Star Trek: Picard,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” and “Star Trek: Short Treks.”
The fun began when attendees traveled 930 years into the future, after Sonequa Martin-Green introduced a new “Star Trek: Discovery” Season 3 teaser trailer. Picking up after the wormhole jump in the second season finale, season three of “Discovery” finds the crew dropping out of the wormhole and into an unknown future far from the home they once knew. Now living in a time filled with uncertainty, the U.S.S. Discovery crew, along with the help of some new friends, must fight together to regain a hopeful future. The network also confirmed that Season 3 will premiere in 2020.
During the panel, executive producer Alex Kurtzman announced that the next installments of “Star Trek: Short Treks” will begin rolling out today, with the first new short “Q&A” available to stream right now on CBS All Access. Written by Michael Chabon and directed by Mark Pellington, “Q&A” follows Ensign Spock’s (Ethan Peck) first day aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, which doesn’t go as planned when he and Number One (Rebecca Romijn) are unexpectedly stuck together in a turbo lift. The shorts are approximately 10-15 minutes long and are stand-alone short stories that allow fans to dive deeper into the key themes and characters that fit into “Star Trek: Discovery: and the expanding “Star Trek” universe. Following today, the five remaining shorts will drop on CBS All Access the second Thursday of each month. Next up is “The Trouble with Edward” on October 10th, followed by “Ask Not” on Noveber 14th; “The Girl Who Made the Stars” and “Ephraim and Dot” on December 12th, and “Children of Mars” releasing on January 9th.
Sir Patrick Stewart debuted a new “Star Trek: Picard” trailer during the series’ NYCC panel on Saturday as well. The network also confirmed that the show will premiere on CBS All Access in the U.S. on January 23rd. Following the premiere, new episodes of the 10-episode first season will be available weekly on Thursdays. The “Star Trek: Picard” portion of the “Star Trek” Universe panel, moderated by Vladimir Duthiers, featured a conversation with cast members Sir Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), Isa Briones (Dahj), Santiago Cabrera (Cristobal “Chris” Rios), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker), Alison Pill (Dr. Agnes Jurati), Harry Treadaway (Narek) and Evan Evagora (Elnor), alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman and Heather Kadin, as well as co-executive producer and director Hanelle Culpepper and supervising producer Kirsten Beyer.
The Picard series features Sir Patrick Stewart, as he reprises his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard. The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life.
New York Comic-Con runs from October 3rd through October 6th, and you can find more NYCC Headlines to stay on top of the announcements and trailers.
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