We are still waiting on word for when the third season of Star Trek: Discovery will arrive on CBS All Access. Today one of the actors talked about his character’s arc in the upcoming season.
Wilson Cruz excited about Culber’s season 3 growth
Wilson Cruz’ Doctor Hugh Culber was brutally murdered close to the end of the first season of Star Trek: Discovery, but he came back in a very Star Trek way, resurrected from the mycelial network early in season two. Cruz was a guest on The Talk on Monday and he spoke about Culber’s season two return:
I really wanted to make sure that the return [of Culber] was epic and it spoke to this relationship [with Stamets], but also that there was a cost to his being murdered. So many times with these LGBT, especially gay characters, are killed off on these series and there is no cost as if it never happened. I wanted there to be growth with this. He needed to have learned something from this. We all did. So, I was excited about the epic way he was brought back.
Cruz also spoke about where the good doctor is headed in season three:
I am more excited about how he has grown in season three. How he has used this experience to kind of inform the way he works on the ship. We will see more of how he works as a doctor but also how he is taking into consideration mental health.
It appears that season three of Discovery will feature Doctor Culber leaning into the medical side of his character. In April Cruz stated “I actually get to do a lot more doctoring” in season three.
In March CBS teased the third season as “coming soon.” Production was completed in February before the coronavirus lockdown, with post-production work being done remotely. Last month Cruz asked fans for patience as this remote work takes more time.
Cruz on The Talk
You can watch the segment from The Talk where Cruz talks Discovery as well as another segment where he talks about Pride Month and recent protest movements for racial justice.
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