‘Star Trek: Discovery’ First Trailer Released, New Show On CBS
The first trailer for the much anticipated upcoming CBS series, Star Trek: Discovery has been released. The trailer gives viewers the first glimpse of what the time before Captain Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise looked like.
From the onset of the trailer, we are introduced to Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), the lead character and first officer under Captain Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh). Wandering on a desert planet, the Captain tells Burnham that it is time she have some more responsibility.
“Great unifiers are few and far in between but they do come,” Sarek (James Frain), Spock’s father, says to Burnham. “Often such leaders will lead a profound cause for their followers to rally around.”
While the intricacies of the plot are unknown, it seems that Burnham and Georgiou’s ship is facing an eminent threat from the Klingons. While Georgiou is set on maintaining peace, Burnham feels it better to strike first. It seems an epic fight is on its way.
The first season of Star Trek: Discovery will consist of 13 episodes and will premier in the fall.
The show was created by Bryan Fuller, the creator of Hannibal, American Gods, Pushing Daises and Dead Like Me. Fuller also wrote several episodes for Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Alex Kurtzman created the show alongside Fuller. Kurtzman created Fringe, and Sleepy Hallow and was one of the writers on the first of J.J. Abrams’ reboot of the series, Star Trek (2009).
The show also stars Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), as captain of the Discovery, Doug Jones (The Strain), and Shazad Latif (Penny Dreadful). Rain Wilson of The Office has also been cast in the show although he does not make an appearance in the trailer.
Watch the trailer for CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery below.