The season one finale of Star Trek: Picard released today on CBS All Access was preceded by a very brief tease for Star Trek: Discovery. It didn’t show any new footage, but featured star Sonequa Martin-Green’s Michael Burnham on an alien world, proudly holding a flag for (what’s left of) the United Federation of Planets.
The only other thing of note in the brief tease was the ending title card, which promised the next season was “coming soon.” Production for the third season of Discovery was completed in February and it is currently in post-production, which is being done remotely.
The second season of Star Trek: Discovery ran from January through April of 2019. CBS All Access went without any new Trek content for six months until October when it began the second season of Short Treks which ran through to January 2020, just as the first season of Picard premiered. To avoid churn on All Access, CBS is likely keen to deliver new original Star Trek programming as soon as possible. The inclusion of the teaser with Picard indicates the next Star Trek show headed to All Access is likely to be Discovery’s third season. Another anticipated show in development for delivery this year is the first season of the animated comedy Star Trek: Lower Decks.
If you want to see the Discovery short teaser it is available now on CBS All Access. It was also shared by executive producer Alex Kurtzman who promised “Starfleet embarks on a new mission soon – Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 is on its way.”
— Alex Kurtzman (@Alex_Kurtzman) March 26, 2020
Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusively in the USA on CBS All Access. It airs in Canada on the CTV Sci-Fi Channel (formerly called Space) and streams on CraveTV. It is available on Netflix everywhere else. The cast and crew are currently shooting season three.
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