According to Variety, Star Trek: Discovery executive producer Alex Kurtzman will direct the season two premiere of the series, which begins production in Toronto in April.
The season two premiere will pick up after the season one finale ended on a cliffhanger with the last-minute surprise appearance of the U.S.S. Enterprise. As noted by Variety “The finale’s closing shot sets up a likely meeting between the Discovery’s Cmdr. Michael Burnham and Capt. Christopher Pike, who commanded the Enterprise prior to the tenure of James T. Kirk.”
This will be the first time Kurtzman helms an episode of the series he co-created with Bryan Fuller. Star Trek: Discovery is produced by Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout Productions and in addition to executive producing the series, he also shares a story credit with Fuller for the series premiere “The Vulcan Hello.” Prior to being tapped to bring Star Trek back to television for CBS, Kurtzman co-wrote and was a producer for two Trek feature films: 2009’s Star Trek and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness.
Kurtzman has previously directed Universal’s 2017 Tom Cruise-lead action-horror film The Mummy, the 2012 family drama People Like Us, and an episode of Alias in 2003.
Earlier this week TrekMovie reported that director and Star Trek: The Next Generation star Jonathan Frakes revealed he will return to direct an episode for Discovery’s second season. Frakes didn’t specify which episode he would helm, but indicated he would be working on it soon. He also noted he had read the script for the first episode of the season, which he described as “on fire.”
Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusively in the USA on CBS All Access. It airs in Canada on the Space Channel and streams on CraveTV. It is available on Netflix everywhere else.
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