CBS All Access has released the first teaser for Star Trek Discovery season 3. New York Comic-Con is currently underway and Star Trek fans are getting a tease of the far future. Cast members Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, and David Ajala were on hand to deliver the new footage of the hit show to an enthusiastic crowd of diehard fans. While a lot of movies and TV shows go through significant time jumps for storytelling purposes, Star Trek: Discovery season 3 is taking it to the extreme and heading 930 years into the future.
After making the jump in the second season finale, Star Trek: Discovery season 3 finds the U.S.S. Discovery 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 together fight to regain a hopeful future. The short teaser gives fans an idea of what they'll be in for when season 3 premieres in 2020 and it looks like it should continue to blaze new trails.
Everything looks great from a visual standpoint in the Star Trek: Season 3 teaser, but there are plenty of dark undertones. The teaser futures the return of Michelle Yeoh's Captain Georgiou and provides us with our first look at David Ajala as Cleveland Booker, aka Book. The character is new to the franchise and is "slightly unorthodox," says Ajala. The Star Trek: Discovery official description of the character refers to him as "smart and capable" with a "natural charisma and devil-may-care attitude that tends to get him into trouble as often as it gets him out."
Star Trek: Discovery season 3 was greenlit earlier this year. At the time, Julie McNamara, executive vice president of original content at CBS All Access said, "The massive success of Star Trek: Discovery's second season launch exceeded our expectations." McNamara also spoke about how the series was successful in "driving subscriber growth and generating a phenomenal response from Star Trek fans." As for the future, McNamara spoke about the series continuing for a long time, even past the upcoming season 3. With that being said, fans are eagerly looking forward to seeing the new season.
The first two seasons of Star Trek: Discovery took place ten years before Star Trek: The Original Series. However, the third season will find the crew nearly 1,000 years into the future, which should make for some good storylines. So far, fans have been happy with the deep connections to the original franchise, along with its way to keep coming up with something new and unique at the same time. You can check out the first teaser for Star Trek: Discovery season 3 below, thanks to the CBS All Access YouTube channel.