After answering a distress signal from the U.S.S. Enterprise, season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery finds the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery joining forces with Captain Christopher Pike on a new mission to investigate seven mysterious red signals and the appearance of an unknown being called the Red Angel. While the crew must work together to unravel their meaning and origin, Michael Burnham is forced to face her past with the return of her estranged brother, Spock.
Star Trek: Discovery season 4 is going to be interesting because it'll finally show Michael Burnham as the captain of the USS Shenzhou. It's been a tumultuous journey there, and while they were only First Officer initially, they've finally climbed up to the big comfy seat.
Of course, how long Burnham will remain in that seat is another issue entirely. We've already seen Gabriel Lorca, Christopher Pike and Saru in the hottest of seats, so we're not really expecting this new captaincy to last very long either, especially as the crew continues to push through uncharted territory in the 32nd Century.
That's not all either. Given that the cause of the Burn ended up being a grieving child, the crew are also at the forefront of the efforts to try and restore the Federation after it's been mauled by the lack of warp-speed travel.
Well, with Star Trek: Discovery season 4 already shooting in Toronto, Canada, and coming to Paramount Plus as soon as it's ready, here's everything we know about the show so far…
Star Trek: Picard features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life.
You have to admire CBS for announcing Picard season 2 before the first one had even been released. We're not sure anybody was quite that confident in the show, but thanks to a great string of episode topped off by an excellent finale, everyone is clamouring to find out more about what's coming up.
Naturally, things didn't go to plan last year, and it means that filming still doesn't seem to have started, although that could change soon. It also means that we're looking at a release date a fair bit further away than you might be hoping for.
According to the one and only Patrick Stewart, Picard season 2 will have some "startling events" weaved into its story arc, and we're definitely keen to see how the events of season 1 will continue to impact the great wide universe of Star Trek.
The animated comedy series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS follows the support crew on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner (Tawny Newsome), Boimler (Jack Quaid), Rutherford (Eugene Cordero) and Tendi (Noël Wells) have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is hopefully going to offer a refreshing tonic to the darker Trek shows we've seen roll out in recent years.
We know that the show will be coming to Paramount Plus in the US, but we still don't know where those of us in other parts of the world will be able to watch it. We're hoping it'll bring back a more classic approach to the Star Trek shows, especially as it'll feature a host of familiar characters previously introduced in Star Trek: Discovery.
Naturally, there are going to be spoilers ahead for Discovery from this point onwards, so keep that in mind if you're trying to avoid them. We know that Anson Mount will be coming back as Christopher Pike, Ethan Peck will continue to be Spock, and Rebecca Romijn will reprise her role as Number One, but we also have some details of five new cast members too. The show has also started production, now – meaning we won't be waiting forever to see the series get a release date (unlike Section 31, which seems to be taking a while).
Executive producer Alex Kurtzman told StarTrek.com that “When we said we heard the fans’ outpouring of love for Pike, Number One and Spock when they boarded Star Trek: Discovery last season, we meant it. These iconic characters have a deep history in Star Trek’ canon, yet so much of their stories have yet to be told. The Enterprise, its crew and its fans are in for an extraordinary journey to new frontiers in the Star Trek universe.”
Star Trek: Section 31 may still be a while away, but we already know it’ll be built on solid foundations – its star, Michelle Yeoh, is someone we can’t wait to see more of.
Like fellow Trek shows Star Trek: Picard (whose lead needs no introduction) and upcoming Pike/Spock vehicle Strange New Worlds, the latest Star Trek: Discovery spin-off is inspired by its main character. In this case we’re talking about her Most Imperial Majesty, Mother of the Fatherland, Overlord of Vulcan, Dominus of Qo’noS, Regina Andor… But you know her as Philippa Georgiou, the former leader of the Mirror Universe’s totalitarian Terran Empire, who went on to become an integral member of the Discovery crew.
Now that Georgiou has found her way back from the 32nd century, she’s free to rejoin Section 31, the shadowy intelligence agency that operates behind the scenes of the otherwise utopian Federation. Plot specifics are currently being kept tightly under wraps – we suspect the secretive Section 31 wouldn’t have it any other way – but we do know a few things about a series destined to be the 12th Star Trek TV show.