CBS has released a new video featurette to announce that the highly anticipated Star Trek: Discovery has now (finally) swung into production. The video reveals some sneak peek teases of some of the sets being built (they look massive for a TV show!) as well as a first look at what’s presumably the captain’s chair for the space ship of the title.
At the moment there’s no official premiere date for the series, though the plan is still for the pilot to air on CBS, then for all subsequent episodes to debut on CBS’s streaming service, CBS All-Access.
Star Trek: Discovery takes place about a decade before the original Star Trek and roughly a hundred years after Earth made first contact with the Klingons. At this point in Trek history, the Federation and the Klingon Empire should be facing an uneasy cold war.
The cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead) as the show’s central Lieutenant Commander Rainsford, with Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth) as Lt Saru and Anthony Rapp (Rent) as Lt Stamets. Michelle Yeoh plays Captain Georgiou of another Starfleet vessel. James Frain (Orphan Black) will play Spock’s dad, Sarek. The Klingon cast includes Mary Chieffo, Penny Dreadful’s Shazad Latif and Chris Obi.