UPDATE: CBS UPFRONTS LIVE UPDATES
The upfronts begin at 4 PM Eastern. TrekMovie will be using our Twitter feed to provide updates coming out of New York. You can track those live updates below. You should be able to update the below widget by clicking on new updates at the top when there are new tweets, so you don’t need to reload the page. Bear in mind that the the CBS Upfront presentation will cover all aspects of CBS programming and so any discussion of Star Trek: Discovery will be just a small portion and we don’t know when they will get to it.
This morning CBS released the first ever image from Star Trek: Discovery. This first photo features Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou of the U.S.S. Shenzhou and Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham of the U.S.S. Discovery.
The image has the pair on some (presumably) alien planet. While the show is shot in Toronto, the above image comes from location shooting in Jordan, making Star Trek: Discovery the first Trek TV series to shoot on location outside of North America.
Closer look at some new props
While these officers don’t appear to be wearing standard Starfleet uniforms, it is possible they are carrying some Starfleet gear. Zooming in on the high-resolution picture released by CBS gives you some detail on some of the props. If you look closely you can see the top of what may be a Starfleet Communicator on the belts of both Georgiou and Burnham.
And on Burnham’s belt we also see a larger device inside of a pouch. This appears to be a Starfleet Tricorder.
Update: Supervising producer Ted Sullivan confirmed that it is indeed a Tricorder.
— Ted Sullivan (@karterhol) May 17, 2017
UPDATE 2: Details On Clip Coming Later Today
As previously reported, today is the CBS Upfronts presentation to advertisers and affiliates. This morning at a breakfast with the press, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves gave some details on what we can expect:
At today’s presentation you are actually going to see a presentation from Marc DeBevoise…talking most specifically about CBS All Access and you will see the first clip of Star Trek today. So we are ready to show you something. It’s a small clip, but I think it is really impressive and we are really proud of it.
The presentation itself is at 4 PM Eastern and the video should be made available shortly following the conclusion of the event, possibly sometime after 6PM. TrekMovie will update this article during the Upfronts with any details that emerge and post a new article with the video as soon as it is released.
New info may also emerge during the day, so stay tuned to TrekMovie.com for all the latest updates.