The wait for new episodes of Star Trek: Discovery feels like forever given the mindblowing events that unfolded at the end of Season 2. With the Discovery crew disappearing through a wormhole in order to save the galaxy from an army of rogue AI, and Spock (Ethan Peck) convincing the Federation to essentially wipe their existence from memory, there are plenty of questions that need to be addressed when the CBS All Access series returns for Season 3.
As we wait to find out what happened after Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) slingshot herself–with the Discovery in tow–to the distant future and whether she’ll reunite with her adoptive brother Spock after signaling to him that she was still alive, take solace in the intel TV Guide has gathered about the forthcoming episodes. Here’s everything we know about Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery so far.
New episodes are on the horizon. We don’t yet have a premiere date but showrunner Alex Kurtzman announced via Twitter that the new season was “on its way.” Wilson Cruz previously suggested that Season 3 might be delayed amid the coronavirus outbreak. However, a new promo accompanying Kurtzman’s tweet again promised that new episodes are “coming soon.”
— Alex Kurtzman (@Alex_Kurtzman) March 26, 2020
Filming on Season 3 has already been completed. Discovery wrapped filming on Feb. 25, several weeks before more than 100 shows halted production due to the coronavirus pandemic. Producer and director Olatunde Osunsanmi confirmed the news on Twitter, congratulating the cast and crew for “pulling off the impossible” again.
The new season beams to the future. After the events of the Season 2 finale, in which the Discovery crew disappeared through a wormhole, Season 3 finds them transported 930 years into the future and among a highly advanced but troubled society in dire need of their help.
A new showrunner has boarded the series. Writer Michelle Paradise, who joined Discovery midway through Season 2, has been promoted to co-showrunner alongside Alex Kurtzman. Paradise previously served as an executive producer on the CW series The Originals and the LOGO drama Exes & Ohs.
Your faves will be back. Stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, are all slated to return, as will Michelle Yeoh‘s Captain Georgiou. No word yet on whether we’ll also Anson Mount‘s Captain Pike or Ethan Peck’s Spock again, but Peck previously told TV Guide that he’d like to come back as the beloved Vulcan. Both Peck and Mount reprised their roles in the Star Trek: Short Trek “Q&A” alongside Rebecca Romijn‘s Number One.
Get ready to meet a ton of new people. With the show now set in a completely different time, expect to see many new faces including Supergirl alum David Ajala as Cleveland Booker. Book, as he’s known to his peers, is an original character and according to Ajala, is “slightly unorthodox.” The show’s official description refers to him as a “smart and capable” man with a “natural charisma and devil-may-care attitude that tends to get him into trouble as often as it gets him out.”
Discovery may never return to the past. The show’s trek into the distant future is sure to be a game-changer not just for the crew, but the series as a whole. “I don’t know if, on Discovery, we have plans to return to the 23rd century,” Kurtzman said during New York Comic Con in October 2019.
“We left our homes and can’t go back” Wiseman added. “Our true home is on Discovery and with the people that we work with on Discovery.”
Seasons 1 and 2 of Star Trek: Discovery are currently available to stream on CBS All Access.