Saturday 19 January 2019

Latest Discovery promos and behind the scenes, plus other Trek-TV updates

Lots of Discovery and general Star Trek TV updates today, as we look forward to the rest of season two, and much more in the future. Continue below for updates on the Picard show, Section 31 show, and Lower Decks; but first, Disco:

CBS have released a trailer for the rest of Discovery season two (hosted here by Nación Trek):

Netflix have also released a new promo, a curious X-ray video of Spock:

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And CBS have also released a little behind the scenes video (sadly geolocked) focusing on Alex Kurtzman's directing of Brother:

Kurtzman is also among those who have been speaking about the future of on-screen Trek recently, giving TrekCore this update on when to expect the Picard show:
We’ll be seeing the Picard show first [before the other new announced series], and our hope is that we do it at the end of the year. It’s possible with production scheduling, it could be the very beginning of next year, but it’ll be within a close window of that.
Fellow producer Heather Kadin also mentioned to TrekCore that Philippa Georgiou will be in Discovery season 3, which certainly sounds like they have already started thinking about where another season might be heading.

On a related note, CBS's Julie McNamara (executive vice president of original content, CBS All Access) recently spoke to The Wrap about plans for Trek in general, noting the Section 31 series might still be some time away:
“When I look at how the schedule is theoretically laying out on my desk, it does not feel like it’s one after another,” she said, adding that by the time the Yeoh-led series premieres, “Discovery” may be over.

“Some of these can be considered as replacements as opposed to additions,” she said. “These ‘Trek’ shows take a lot of incubation, because they’re very prep heavy, visual effects heavy… we’re seeing it more as we’re getting a good jump on making sure that there is a good fulsome stream of ‘Trek’ material.”
If we put those two nuggets together that means we might not get to the Section 31 series until at least 2021, following a third season of Disco-Georgiou adventures in 2020.

On a similar note McNamara mentioned the first of the new animated series, Lower Decks is still some time away:
“Lower Decks” won’t air soon, either: the animation alone will take a year.

For an overview of the Discovery so far, including behind the scenes coverage, and details of tie-in products, visit my Star Trek: Discovery guide page. Or for details of each episode, including links to previews and reviews, see my episode list.

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