Star Trek: Discovery is the seventh tv series in the much renowned ‘Star Trek’ franchise. Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman, the show debuted in 2017 for CBS All Access. Star Trek: Discovery begins around a decade before the events of the original series. The series follows the crew of USS Discovery on their various escapades. To date, the series has released two seasons containing 29 episodes. The second season concluded its run in April 2019. One of the recent additions into the franchise, Star Trek: Discovery has produced multiple spin-offs and has received positive reviews from critics.
Due to the previous season’s success, the series was quickly renewed for a third season in February 2019. Production on season three began soon after. The filming had wrapped up in February 2020 and only post-production work remained. The new season initially had a release date of April 2020 but the current pandemic worldwide meant that work on it had to be delayed.
Right now, we don’t know when viewers will get to see the series back on screen. But according to reports, only the work on VFX, sound, editing remains to be done. Series editor Scott Gamzon has also confirmed that work on post-production is ongoing, albeit at a slow pace. A new release date hasn’t been announced yet but we assume that the third season will release somewhere around late 2020 or early 2021.
It is too early to confirm the full cast and characters of the third season. Still, we can assume that many of the core characters from the previous season will remain in the next season. Which means Michael Burnham (played by Sonequa Martin-Green); Saru (Doug Jones); Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp); Sylvia Tilly (Mary Wiseman); Nhan (Rachael Ancheril); Dr. Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz); Nilsson (Sara Mitich); and others will be reprising their roles. Along with them, Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) and fan-favorite Spock (Ethan Peck) will be returning as well. There are also rumors of Will Riker (Jonathan Frakes) appearing in the series. In addition, the upcoming season will also have a new non-binary character joining the characters. Furthermore, Adil Hussain and David Ajala will also join the cast for the third season.
The exact details of the storylines for the third season haven’t been made public yet. Fans who have caught up to the series will know that the crew made a 930-year jump into the future at the end of season two. The time leap has also freed the series from the existing Star Trek continuity which means that in the third season, the series will be venturing towards uncharted territory. We can assume that the upcoming season will deal with the consequences and impacts of the time jump. Reports suggest that season three will undergo a tonal shift and will be full of conflicts. The third season will also tie the plot points more closely to the original Star Trek. Overall, fans can expect good things from the third addition to the Star Trek Discovery series.
CBS released a short promo teasing the third season very recently. In it, we can see the situation of the USS Discovery crew is in after the time leap. Viewers also get a little sneak peek of the new characters who will be joining in season three. Fans can check out the teaser for themselves here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDKAGBAZOwo