The voyages of the starship USS Discovery just got a little bit longer. The new series Star Trek: Discovery will be expanded into a 15-episode season.
On Wednesday, news from the CBS Upfront presentations revealed the new series will be longer than expected. Elizabeth Wagmeister, a reporter at Variety, tweeted that the first season of Star Trek: Discovery will be 15 episodes long. Previously, Nicholas Meyer and Bryan Fuller both discussed a 10-episode season.
Wagmeister also said that immediately following airings of Discovery, there will be an after-show called “Talking Trek.” This is similar in style to making-of after-shows for The Walking Dead (Talking Dead) and Doctor Who (Doctor Who Confidential). The after-show news also seems to indicate that Star Trek: Discovery won’t be released all at once in a Netflix-style binge model. But instead, the episodes will air on CBS All Access in some kind of incremental schedule.
Another journalist, Brian Steinberg of Variety, tweeted an image of footage from the forthcoming Star Trek: Discovery trailer. One shot is Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) in her Starfleet uniform. Another looks like Spock’s father, Sarek (James Frain).
Several other images emerged of Michael Burnham, one of which features her in a space suit.
The Comic Book Cast YouTube channel has already created a roundup video of all the new leaked images.
This story is developing.