During the massive Star Trek panel at Comic-Con on Saturday, CBS gave fans a look at the direction of the franchise moving forward. The network revealed the cast of Lower Decks and a new trailer for Star Trek: Picard that will likely overshadow everything else. But, some interesting and head-scratching details came out about the forthcoming third season of Star Trek: Discovery.
Series creator Alex Kurtzman revealed during the show’s panel that Star Trek: Discovery season 3 will jump 1000 years into the future. According to Kurtzman, this will be “the farthest that any Star Trek series has gone before.” He added, “there will be things you recognize and don’t recognize.”
At the end of season 2, the titular ship flew into a wormhole that will send them into the future. I think Kurtzman put it best during the panel when he said: “they have big problems.” To make matters even more confusing, Deadline reported on Saturday that Discovery will also be adding a new cast member in season 3. David Ajala has signed on to play Book, a careless, charismatic man with a knack for finding trouble.
Kurtzman hinted at even more new characters in season 3 but didn’t reveal anything else. Production on the third season of Star Trek: Discovery is now underway. No release date has been announced yet.