A brand new poster for Star Trek Discovery season 2 has arrived online, bringing with it the confirmation of a premiere date. As had been previously suspected, the show's sophomore season will debut on CBS All Access in January 2019. That means we have a relatively short wait now. And it also means we should be getting a new trailer for the upcoming season 2 sooner rather than later, which could very well be coming during the show's panel at New York Comic Con this weekend.
Aside from that, the Star Trek Discovery season 2 poster features a familiar logo for Trekkies. Beyond that, there are also seven red lights floating around. These lights seem to hint at the impending arrival of the one and only Mr. Spock. The trailer for season 2 that was showcased at San Diego Comic-Con over the summer hinted at Spock's arrival and stated that there were seven mysterious signals somehow related to the famed Vulcan. Seven signals. Seven lights. That's some pretty easy fan math.
Unquestionably, the arrival of a new version of Spock is the most interesting thing about the show this upcoming season. The character is to be played by Ethan Peck, son of legendary actor Gregory Peck. He's got some pretty huge shoes to fill. The late, great Leonard Nimoy originated the character on the original Star Trek series and played the character as recently as 2013 in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek: Into Darkness. How exactly Spock will fit into this season's narrative remains to be seen, but perhaps some more details will be revealed at NYCC.
Overall, it's a pretty interesting time to be a Trek fan. CBS is doing a ton on the small screen with the franchise. Not only with Star Trek Discovery, but they're also planning further stories, such as mini-series and possibly even new animated shows. Most importantly, they're bringing back Patrick Stewart for a new series that will once again focus on Jean-Luc Picard. As for the movies, that's another story entirely. Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pine got into a contract dispute with the studio and that has put the status of Star Trek 4 in doubt to some degree. There's also the Quentin Tarantino Star Trek movie, which is still in active development.
But next up is a new season of Discovery. So it may be time to make sure your CBS All Access subscription is in order. Aside from Ethan Peck's Spock, the cast for the series includes Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Jason Isaacs, Wilson Cruz, and Anson Mount. Alex Kurtzman has taken over showrunner duties this season, following the exit of Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg. Be sure to check out the new poster from the Star Trek Discovery Twitter for yourself below and be on the lookout for a possible new trailer arriving this weekend.