‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Renewed For Season 4, With November Production Start Date!
As the 3rd Season launches today on Netflix in the UK, CBS has announced that ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘ is not only renewed for a 4th Season, but that it will begin production in November!
In a video, which you can see below, stars Sonequa Martin-Green & Doug Jones, alongside executive producers/co-showrunners Alex Kurtzman & Michelle Paradise announced they would be officially back on set from 2nd November to begin filming Season 4, all under strict COVID guidelines. “I’m so excited to be back on-set” comments Martin-Green, with Jones adding “to be able to be in the same room again… even if we can’t hug each other right away, I don’t know how it’s all going to work, but I can’t wait.”
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ follows the adventures of the crew of the USS Discovery, who ended last season with a really interesting twist… Season 1 followed Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham, a wayward Starfleet Officer who finds herself on the USS Discovery as she learns that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself… Now… if you’re behind on the show, be warned, things get somewhat spoilery from this point, because it’s impossible to explain the 3rd Season without the crazy events of Season 2!
Season 2, begins after the crew answer a distress signal from the USS Enterprise, which leads to the Discovery joining forces with Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) on a new mission to investigate seven mysterious red signals and the appearance of an unknown being called the Red Angel. While the crew must work together to unravel their meaning and origin, Michael Burnham is forced to face her past with the return of her estranged brother, Spock (Ethan Peck). It turns out, the Red Angel is actually Burnham’s mother (or is it), who has been trying to change the future and stop “Control”, an artificial intelligence who is destined to destroy… well… everything, but needs Discovery to do that. This leads to the Discovery crew, aided by Burnham in the Red Angel suit, making the decision to use a wormhole and leap 900 years into the future, and (hopefully) our of the reach of Control.
Season 3 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.
Returning cast this season includes Sonequa Martin-Green (Commander Michael Burnham), Doug Jones (Commander Saru), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Commander Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Ensign Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), and Michelle Yeoh (Philippa Georgiou). They will be joined by David Ajala (‘Supergirl’, ‘Falling Water’ ‘Black Mirror’) as Cleveland “Book” Booker, a new character who is described as having “natural charisma and a devil-may-care attitude that gets him both in and out of trouble.”
It was also announced that Blu del Barrio and Ian Alexander would be joining the cast as the first regular non-binary and transgender characters. Adira will be played by Barrio, and is the non-binary character. They are described as highly intelligent with a confidence and self-assurance well beyond their years. They will find a new home on the U.S.S. Discovery and form an unexpected bond with Lt. Commander Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp) and Dr. Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz). The transgender character called Gray, and will be portrayed by Alexander. Gray is empathetic, warm and eager to fulfil his lifelong dream of being a Trill host, but he will have to adapt when his life takes an unexpected turn.
For those of you missing Captain Pike, Spock, and the rest of the Enterprise crew, you’ll have to wait for the launch of the new spin-off show ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’.
‘Star Trek: Discovery‘ Season 3 premieres today (Friday, 16 October 2020) on Netflix UK, the day after the launch on CBS All Access (soon to be called Paramount+) in the US.