Star Trek: Discovery just started production on its fifth season, and series star Sonequa Martin-Green (Captain Michael Burnham) took a quick break from filming to pop over to London to help launch Paramount+ in the UK. While there she talked a bit about the upcoming season, Tilly, and who she would like to be with in a crossover episode.
Expect the unexpected in season 5… and Tilly too?
Speaking to Games Radar in London, Sonequa borrowed a phrase from the interviewer to describe Discovery season five:
I think that’s a great phrase, I’m going to steal it. ‘Expect the unexpected.’ I think that is exactly right. The three words I would use to describe season five are ‘refreshing, invigorating, and lovely.’
When reflecting back on season four, Martin-Green said Michael’s goodbye with Tilly as she left for Starfleet Academy as a favorite, calling it “really special.” The subject of Tilly came up again when asked where she would like to see the show go:
Is there anywhere you’d like to see Discovery go where maybe it hasn’t gone before? Whether that’s high concept or very specific character episodes.
Now we have gone past every other Trek in terms of the timeline, I’m excited to continue this new future. I’m excited to see more technology [and] I’m excited to see more character development with our core, those characters that we’ve just come to love so much.
I just want to see more and more interactions with the crew of just the Discovery amongst themselves. I’m excited for more of that.
And more Tilly?
Currently, there is no confirmation of what kind of role Mary Wiseman’s Tilly will have (if any) in season five, however showrunner Michelle Paradise has suggested she will be returning in some capacity.
Crossover with Star Trek legends?
The next season of Star Trek: Picard is bringing back the main cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which lead Metro UK to ask Martin-Green if she would like to see some Trek legends show up on Discovery:
When asked whether she would ever hope to share the screen with any Star Trek legends, Sonequa listed Kate, Sir Patrick [Stewart], Whoopi [Goldberg] and Avery Brooks, while also saying: ‘I want to work with so many people.’
‘I am very much in support of crossover episodes and us getting an opportunity to work with some of the people whose shoulders we stand on,’ the actor said.
Executive producer Alex Kurtzman has confirmed there is going to be a Star Trek Universe crossover of some sort, although that is assumed to be between the current series.
Sonequa and Kate in London
Speaking of legends, Martin-Green attended the UK event along with Kate Mulgrew who was there to promote Prodigy and The Man Who Fell to Earth (available on Paramount+ in the UK and Showtime in the USA). The pair appeared together on the blue carpet.
The pair also appeared on stage to talk about Discovery and Prodigy at the launch event.
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