The Star Trek franchise has enjoyed a lot of success with its big screen ventures, particularly the most recent films starring a younger version of the original series’ crew; however, it could be argued that Star Trek’s home is television, where it all began. It seems we are to see it back in our living rooms sooner than we thought.
Star Trek: Discovery was announced in July of last year to much excitement and anticipation from fans. However, with casting and production details kept under wraps for so long, it seemed clear that the series probably wouldn’t be airing until very late in 2017, when it was slated to premiere.
Hopes for an earlier air-date were raised when the database of The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees posted some information for a new show set to begin filming on January 24th, one listed as Green Harvest. The title is perhaps a tongue-in-cheek reference to the apparent season-long plotline of the show, which draws from a significant event in Star Trek history.
Star Trek: Discovery takes place ten years before Captain Kirk’s 5-year mission, on the eponymous ship, the ‘USS Discovery’. Sonequa Martin-Green, Anthony Rapp, Doug Jones and Michelle Yeoh are set to star.
Star Trek: Discovery will premiere in May 2017 on CBS before being streamed globally on Netflix.