The Star Trek Universe event on the main stage at New York Comic Con 2022 kicked off with a Star Trek: Discovery panel and the surprise release of the first teaser trailer for season 5, which is still in production.
Disco Season 5 first look trailer
The Discovery panel at New York Comic Con featured series cast members Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz and executive producers Michelle Paradise, Alex Kurtzman and Rod Roddenberry. Also joining the panel was series star Sonequa Martin-Green, who beamed in virtually from the captain’s char of the season five set in Toronto. She introduced the first look trailer which reveals some new characters including Captain Rayner, played Callum Keith Rennie (The Umbrella Academy, Jessica Jones), along with Moll and L’ak, played by Eve Harlow (The 100, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Elias Toufexis (Shadowhunters, Blood of Zeus).
Check out the trailer… [international version at startrek.com]
New characters for season 5
Callum Keith Rennie joins the cast in a series regular role as Captain Rayner. Here is his official character description:
Rayner is a gruff, smart Starfleet Captain who holds a clear line between commander and crew – he leads, they follow. Rayner’s all about the mission, whatever it may be, and he doesn’t do niceties along the way; his feeling is, you get the job done and apologize later. He has a storied track record of wartime success, but in times of peace he struggles. Collaboration is not his strong suit. That said, if it serves the greater good he’s willing to learn … but it won’t be easy.
Also joining are Moll and L’ak, played by Eve Harlow and Elias Toufexis. Here are their official descriptions:
Moll is a former courier turned outlaw, who is highly intelligent and dangerous, with an impressive strategic mind and a sharp wit. She goes into every situation with a clear plan and stays focused and clear-headed on her goal, even when things go awry. She’s not intimidated by Captain Burnham or the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery, and will face down anyone who stands in her way in order to get what she wants.
L’ak is a former courier turned outlaw, who is tough, impulsive and fiercely protective of his beloved partner, Moll. So long as he knows she’s safe, he doesn’t care about collateral damage or its consequences – a perspective that makes him very dangerous at times and will put him on the opposite side of Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery when they come into conflict.
Season 3 details
Season five cast members include Sonequa Martin-Green (Captain Michael Burnham), Doug Jones (Saru), Anthony Rapp (Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), David Ajala (Cleveland “Book” Booker) and Blu del Barrio (Adira).
Here is the latest official synopsis for season 3:
In season five, Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery uncover a mystery that sends them on an epic adventure across the galaxy to find an ancient power whose very existence has been deliberately hidden for centuries. But there are others on the hunt as well … dangerous foes who are desperate to claim the prize for themselves and will stop at nothing to get it.
No release date yet
The 10-episode fifth season should be wrapping up production by the end of this year but there are no details yet on when it will debut.
Discovery seasons one through four are currently streaming exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. Internationally, the series is available on Paramount+ in Australia, Italy, Latin America, the U.K. and South Korea, as well as on Pluto TV in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland on the Pluto TV Sci-Fi channel. It will also stream exclusively on Paramount+ in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria later this year. In Canada, it airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave.
More Star Trek from NYCC
The panel is just getting started, so stay tuned for news and reveals for Prodigy and Picard coming up from New York Comic Con. We will also have more coverage from the event so keep coming back to TrekMovie.com for all the latest from NYCC 2022.
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