During their upfront presentation in New York City, CBS dropped the first full trailer for the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery, which is presently eyed for a September premiere on CBS All Access in the US and Netflix in all other territories (including the UK).
The trailer in question shows a slickly produced and clearly big budget show, that could easily be confused for a feature film production. In addition to releasing the trailer, CBS revealed that the order for the show’s first season has been increased to 15 episodes and that they have commissioned an after-show series titled Talking Trek.
Set ten years before the events of The Original Series, Star Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The lead character is not a Captain as with previous shows but a Lieutenant Commander, played by The Walking Dead‘s Sonequa Martin-Green. Other main cast members include Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, Shazad Latif, Chris Obi, Mary Chieffo, Terry Serpico, Jason Isaacs, Mary Wiseman, Maulik Pancholy and Sam Vartholomeos.
Star Trek: Discovery is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Bryan Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers. Netflix holds exclusive first window rights to the series in the UK and more than 170 other countries and will make episode available worldwide within 24 hours of their initial broadcast in the United States.
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) May 17, 2017