CBS has revealed the details for their previously announced Star Trek: Discovery after-show. Titled After Trek, the new live show will debut this Sunday and be hosted by Nerdist podcaster and former Attack of the Show contributor Matt Mira, who is certainly a big fan of Star Trek.
Here is the official description:
AFTER TREK will serve as the ultimate weekly forum for “Star Trek” fans, with in-depth discussions and recaps of the latest STAR TREK: DISCOVERY episode. Each AFTER TREK episode will feature host Matt Mira talking in-studio or via video feed with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY cast members and crew along with past “Star Trek” talent and celebrity fans. While watching, fans will be able to “engage” with the show via social and other interactive elements by using the hashtag #AfterTrek.
The first episode will stream live Sunday, Sept. 24 at 11:00 pm ET (8:00 pm PT). Subsequent episodes will stream live at Starting Sunday, Oct. 1 at 9:30 pm ET. In addition, all episodes will be available to watch on demand for CBS All Access subscribers.
The first guests will include Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green (Michael Burnham), James Frain (Sarek) and executive producer and co-showrunner Aaron Harberts.
The Space Channel in Canada will also be carrying After Trek. The premiere episode will be broadcast live at 11pm ET. Bell Media has also confirmed with TrekMovie that that After Trek will be available on the CraveTV streaming service starting Monday, September 25th at 10PM, with new episodes rolling out every week at 9 p.m. ET.
NETFLIX UPDATE: We have confirmed After Trek will be available on Netflix outside the USA and Canada. The first episode will be posted in English-speaking territories simultaneously with the first episode (Monday, September 25th, 8 AM BST). For non-English speaking countries the first episode of After Trek will be available Tuesday Morning at the same time.
After Trek is being produced by Embassy Row, who also make Talking Dead and other Chris Hardwick-hosted ‘Talking’ shows for AMC.
Mira knows his Trek
Matt Mira is a long-time collaborator with Chris Hardwick and his Nerdist Podcast Network, where Matt often showed his love and knowledge of Star Trek. He is the co-host of the Star Trek: The Next Conversation podcast about The Next Generation.
Mira was also co-host of the former BBC America Nerdist show, which included this debate with Mira taking on Kumail Nanjiani over why Star Trek was better than Lord of the Rings.
And to give you a sense of Mira’s interviewing style, here he is with LeVar Burton and Jonathan Frakes from the former G4TV Attack of the Show.
Star Trek: Discovery premieres on September 24th on CBS with all subsequent episodes on CBS All Access in the US. In Canada Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on Bell Media’s CTV and the Space Channel on the same night. Netflix will launch Star Trek: Discovery on Monday, September 25 to countries outside of the U.S. and Canada.
Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.