CBS All Access has finally set a date for the return of Star Trek: Discovery.
Get ready to Disco in October
This morning, CBS announced that season three of Star Trek: Discovery debuts on the streaming service Thursday, October 15th. The 13-episode season will be available on-demand weekly on Thursdays on All Access, with the season finale dropping on January 7, 2021.
In March, as Star Trek: Picard ended its first season, CBS All Access promised that the third season of Star Trek: Discovery was “coming soon.” Production on Discovery season three wrapped in February, with post-production work being done remotely, which presented the team with some new challenges.
The October 15 start date for Discovery is exactly one week after the 10-episode first season of the new animated comedy Star Trek: Lower Decks wraps up. This means fans will have 23 consecutive weeks of new Star Trek on CBS All Access starting on August 6th when Lower Decks debuts.
CBS also released a new teaser animation to promote the date.
Here is how the official announcement describes Discovery season three:
After following Commander Burnham into the wormhole in the second season finale, season three of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY finds the U.S.S. Discovery crew landing into an unknown future far from the home they once knew. Now living in a time filled with uncertainty, the U.S.S. Discovery crew, along with the help of some new friends, must work together to restore hope to the Federation.
When the second season of Discovery wrapped up in April 2019 we saw Commander Burnham and the USS Discovery separately travel through that wormhole into the 32nd century. This puts season three beyond all known Star Trek canon.
The returning cast for season three includes Sonequa Martin-Green (Commander Michael Burnham), Doug Jones (Commander Saru), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Commander Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Ensign Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), and Michelle Yeoh (Philippa Georgiou).
Joining Discovery for season three is Supergirl actor David Ajala as Cleveland “Book” Booker.
Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusively in the USA on CBS All Access. In Canada, Discovery airs on CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave. It is also available internationally in 188 countries on Netflix. When season three release dates outside the USA are confirmed TrekMovie will provide an update, so stay tuned.
CANADA UPDATE: Bell has confirmed Discovery season 3 will debut on CTV Sci-Fi on October 15.
And even more Star Trek to come in 2021, and beyond
After Discovery’s third season wraps up in January there will still be more Star Trek to look forward to. At the Star Trek Universe panel at Comic-Con@Home last week it was confirmed the new Nickelodeon CG-animated show Star Trek: Prodigy will debut in 2021.
A second season of Star Trek: Picard has also been ordered and should go into production as soon as logistics for shooting can be worked out, with the last estimate being this fall. CBS has also announced the new series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, starring Anson Mount (Capt. Pike), Ethan Peck (Spock), and Rebecca Romijn (Number One). At the Star Trek Universe panel last week it was revealed that writing on Strange New Worlds show has started, with stories for the first season already mapped out. Work on the second season of Lower Decks is also already underway. In addition, CBS has a Section 31-based series starring Michelle Yeoh in development.
And then there could also be a fourth season of Star Trek: Discovery, which hasn’t officially been announced, yet.
ICYMI: Discovery Season 3 NYCC 2019 Trailer
A trailer for the third season of Star Trek: Discovery was released last October at New York Comic-Con.
Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.com.