Star Trek: Discovery season 3 is headed to CBS AllAccess on October 15 and now the first Star Trek: Discovery season 3 trailer is here. The show was positioned as a flagship series for the streaming service upon launch, and the Star Trek brand has certainly branched out during its tenure on the platform. Whether it’s the best Star Trek series since Deep Space Nine or a series that saw nearly half its audience bail on it, Star Trek is still going strong on CBS AllAccess.
The Star Trek: Discovery season 3 trailer is here to remind you that the show is still around. Check out the new trailer right now!
After the end of season 2, the crew of the USS Discovery finds themselves flung into the far future of the year 3188. From what the trailer shows us, it looks like the Federation has been completely dismantled after a seismic interstellar event known as “The Burn.” Mysterious! Michael Burnham seems determined to figure out exactly why the Federation has fallen and wants to reestablish it. Because this is Star Trek: Discovery, this will likely involve a lot of explosions. According to this trailer, that assumption seems to be correct.
Take a closer look at all the reveals in the new Star Trek: Discovery season 3 trailer with this screencap gallery from it…
One of the most prominent people on display in the Star Trek: Discovery season 3 trailer is a new character named Cleveland “Book” Booker, played by David Ajala. Book is a resident of this blasted out future and it looks like he will become a close friend and companion of Michael Burnham. It will be interesting to see what other new cast members will reveal themselves in this new season.
Otherwise, this looks like another season of Star Trek: Discovery all right. There is some overarching plot and mystery to suss out – last season it was the Red Angel – and everyone in the crew is still as awkward as ever. If you have become endeared to the crew of the USS Discovery, this very huggy and strangely jovial first look should have you excited for the next installment in their adventures.
To be completely honest, Star Trek: Discovery season 3 almost feels like a case of meta course correction. Putting the show into a far off and unseen future allows the show to be free of any established Trek canon. It’s possible that this decision could allow the show to find its own footing and help it to escape the shadow of the larger franchise. It might also allow detractors of the show to tap out since any events that happen in season 3 won’t affect anything else in the Trek universe.
The creative team behind Star Trek: Discovery has already begun work on season 4, so don’t expect this season to end with everything tied up in a pretty bow. Could the crew of the USS Discovery stick around in the future or will they be headed back to the familiar past by the time the season concludes? We’ll all have to find out together when Star trek: Discovery season 3 premieres on October 15 on CBS AllAccess.