CBS is building some buzz for season two of Star Trek: Discovery ahead of the panel at New York Comic-Con on Saturday. This morning, they released a teaser poster and confirmed season two will be released in January.
New poster leans into season two mystery
In an exclusive, EW revealed the news and poster. Check it out:
The teaser image features the slogan, “Discover the next adventure” and the news “coming January 2019.” While a January premiere was mentioned at the San Diego Comic-Con panel by executive producer Alex Kurtzman, officially CBS has only been saying “early 2019.” This means that January will see the release of the fourth and final episode of Star Trek: Short Treks and the start of season two.
Prominent on the teaser poster are seven red flashes, which appear to be referencing the “seven red bursts” seen in the teaser trailer released at San Diego Comic-Con. This mystery seems to be at the heart of the second season, and was revealed as the reason Captain Christopher Pike of the USS Enterprise (Anson Mount) takes over command of the USS Discovery.
In the trailer, Pike tells the crew, “Federation sensors picked up seven red bursts, spread out across more than 30,000 light years. These mysterious signals are beyond anything we understand. Is it a greeting? A declaration of malice? Let’s find out.”
The teaser also revealed that these bursts are somehow tied to Spock (Ethan Peck), who has taken leave from the USS Enterprise to pursue his own investigation.
Centered on the poster is what appears to be a winged figure. This being was also teased in the first look trailer. The producers for Discovery have been saying that the theme for the second season will deal with the intersection of science and faith, which may tie into the angelic look of this being.
Romijn to moderate NYCC panel
One final bit of news from the EW report is that actress Rebecca Romijn, who will play Number One of the USS Enterprise in season two, will be moderating the New York Comic Con panel this Saturday. The panel attendees include Sonequa Martin-Green, Anson Mount, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Shazad Latif, Mary Chieffo, Doug Jones, and Ethan Peck.
The NYCC Discovery panel is being held at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on October 6 at 4 PM ET. TrekMovie will be there to bring you all the news.
Over the weekend CBS sent out a brief promo for the panel on social media.
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First look trailer from SDCC
To get yourself back up to speed, you can rewatch the season two first look trailer released in July at San Diego Comic-Con.
Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusively in the USA on CBS All Access. It airs in Canada on Space and streams on CraveTV. It is available on Netflix everywhere else.
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