Star Trek: Discovery season 2 has been extended to 14 hours
According to TrekCore season 2 of Discovery has been extended from its original 13-episode order by one hour, bringing the episode count for 2019 to a total of 14 entries, which will stretch production up in Toronto through December 21. Anson Mount (Captain Pike) revealed the news at the Star Trek: The Original Series Set Tour in Ticonderoga, New York. He added that Captain Pike will be involved through to the end, as Mount expects to be working right up to the holiday weekend. (Last season was also extended during production, from an original 13 to 15-episode order.)
“This is the biggest production I have ever been a part of,” said Mount to the crowd during his on-stage appearance at the local Ticonderoga High School, where the Set Tour team hosts its guest panels. “It’s huge.” Speaking of his experience this season, Mount admitted that a lot of “really surreal moments” happen when one becomes a part of a Star Trek cast. “Sitting in the captain’s chair,” he reminisced, “was strangely emotional.” The actor also told fans that he had actually first been connected with Discovery when he was in the running to play Gabriel Lorca — a role which eventually went to Jason Isaacs — but the producers kept him in mind and he was approached by the series to take on the role of Pike.
Mount went on to say that he believes the relationship between his Christopher Pike, who takes command of the USS Discovery during the second season, and series lead Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) will be the core relationship examined during 2019’s run of the series.
Star Trek: Picard coming in late 2019
According to The Wrap, CBS’s chief creative officer David Nevins revealed at the 46th Annual UBS Global Media and Communications Conference that the as-yet untitled Picard spinoff series will debut in late 2019
More on Star Trek: Picard, speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman said it’s going to be different from everything we’ve seen before, revealing that only Patrick Stewart has been cast so far.
“It’s an extremely different rhythm than Discovery. Discovery is a bullet. Picard is a very contemplative show. It will find a balance between the speed of Discovery and the nature of what Next Gen was, but I believe it will have its own rhythm.”
The first season of Star Trek: Discovery is available to stream in its entirety on CBS All Access in the US and Netflix in the UK. The Star Trek: Discovery season one on Blu-ray and DVD can be ordered now, making them the perfect gifts to ask Santa for.
The second season of Star Trek: Discovery will comprise of 14 episodes with no mid-season break. It will premiere on Thursday, January 17, 2019, in the US and Canada and in the rest of the world on Friday, January 18, 2019.
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