Monday 27 July 2020

Discovery Season 3 release date set, plus latest behind the scenes

The much anticipated return of Discovery finally has a date. CBS have announced season three will begin on the 15th of October. They updated their previous teaser video to reflect the new date:

This is how CBS describe the season in their press release:
After following Commander Burnham into the wormhole in the second season finale, season three of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY finds the U.S.S. Discovery crew landing 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 work together to restore hope to the Federation.
The thirteen episode season will begin the week after the final episode of Lower Decks will arrive (which itself will start in just over a week's time in North America), which means we're set for a solid half a year of weekly Trek ahead between the two shows.

While we're thinking Disco, continue on for a look at the latest behind the scenes bits and bobs to hit the web: have put up a really cool set of interactive 360 degree images of various Discovery sets. You can see them unfurled (and thus distorted) in the images below, but can slip right into the middle of the image and explore the sets in detail if you check out the original post.

Jonathan Frakes also shared this image from the Discovery bridge, from when he was on set directing one assumes:

From another bridge, the Enterprise, storyboard artist Rob McCallum shared these images of him having some fun on set:

He has also shared several examples of his work storyboarding season two episodes, on his social media accounts:

Showing off another craft, Mary Chieffo (L'Rell) shared this image of her coming out of makeup, while a member of the crew, Alanna Marie Nish, shared the following image of herself with Chieffo in full costume and makeup:

Dipping back to season one, stuntman Justin Howell and actress Clare McConnell shared these looks at their own Klingon makeup:

We can also get a look at the creation of Saru, from creature artist Mikey Rots' website:

And from concept artist Neville Page, here's a look at several early iterations of Airiam:

Lacking augmentation, but no less showy, actor Jeremy Crittenden shared this shot of himself as Lord Eling:

Finally some official behind the scenes shots shared by CBS social media. Here are a few from Such Sweet Sorrow:

This one I think from An Obol for Charon:

And finally, a few from the Short Treks episode The Escape Artist:

As with previous seasons, the series can and will be found on CBS All Access in the US, and Bell Media services in Canada, and Netflix in almost all of the rest of the world (barring a few countries where Netflix doesn't work).

To keep track of all the latest Discovery news, have a look back through my Discovery tag, for previews, behind the scenes, tie-in fiction, and other merchandise updates.

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