Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 2 arrives on June 15, and today Paramount + released a brand new clip. In addition to the trailer and poster released earlier this week, Paramount+ has also released a few new accompanying images. The showrunner is also out talking to the press about how the show can mesh with TOS.
Clip: Una’s trial
Season 1 ended on a cliffhanger when Captain Batel arrived on the Enterprise to arrest Number One for hiding her genetically engineered background. The brand-new clip features moments from Una’s Starfleet trial along with a look at the SNW take on dress uniforms.
The clip was first shown during a panel on Friday at MCM London Comic Con. Stars Rebecca Romijn, Ethan Peck, Celia Rose Gooding, and Melissa Navia also beamed in via a first-of-its-kind hologram to deliver the exclusive clip and discuss the upcoming season.
— Paramount+ UK & Ireland (@ParamountPlusUK) May 26, 2023
New season 2 photos offer some clues
There are 8 new preview images from season 2. They are identified with their episode number, so we can start putting some of the clues together in the context of previous trailers and clips.
Spock in the chair in the season premiere
There are a few trailer moments from the season 2 premiere, including Spock in command as well as M’Benga and Chapel on an away mission.
Return to Rigel VII in episode 4
A clip released last year revealed Pike will be returning to Rigel VII (from “The Cage”), and the new images indicate this will be from episode 4. That clip also showed that Ortegas had to stay behind on the Enterprise, which we can also see in the new images.
“Lower Decks” crosses over in episode 7
Paramount already released an image of Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid as live-action versions of their characters from the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks. The image reveals this crossover will happen in episode 7. There are also a couple of other episode 7 shots of things looking a bit more serious on the bridge.
Pelia in the S2 finale
A new cast member for season 2 is Oscar-nominee Carol Kane, playing the new chief engineer Pelia. The photos released this week include a shot of her from the season 2 finale.
This image offers a bit of a better look at Pelia’s unique pin.
Showrunner on fitting together with TOS
In a new interview with Den of Geek Magazine, co-showrunner Akiva Goldsman talked more about how the show deals with established canon as the series moves closer to the time of Star Trek: The Original Series:
“The closer we get to that moment, just after ‘Where No Man Has Gone Before,’ we have to acknowledge canon. And the closer we get, we have to start to resemble The Original Series.” Why after “Where No Man Has Gone Before?” Well, for Goldsman, The Original Series as we know it doesn’t really start until we get the core cast (including Dr. McCoy) and everybody else in their “correct” uniform colors, which wasn’t really the case until a few episodes into the show’s production run.
That said, Goldsman knows not everything can stay in this nebulous in-between stage forever, and firmly believes the series could safely continue for seven years before hitting real TOS problems.
“If we were so lucky as to continue, I think we could even overlap. I think that would really be interesting to actually rub up against The Original Series.”
The Den of Geek piece also includes another new photo, this time of Kirk and La’an, who appear in a contemporary-looking setting, which hints at some time travel.
Finally, there is a fun new promo featuring different artists animating the SNW logo.
— Star Trek on Paramount+ (@StarTrekOnPPlus) May 26, 2023
Season 2 will premiere Thursday, June 15 on Paramount+ in the U.S, the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The second season will also be available to stream on Paramount+ in South Korea, with premiere dates to be announced at a later date. Following the premiere, new episodes of the 10-episode season will drop weekly on Thursdays.
Season 1 of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is currently available to stream exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., the U.K., Latin America, Australia, South Korea, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. It airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave in Canada and on SkyShowtime in the Nordics, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Central and Eastern Europe. The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.
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