SDCC 2019: Exclusive! Star Trek Panel Announcements

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STAR TREK PANEL PRESS RELEASE: Today at San Diego Comic-Con, “Star Trek” fans were the first to learn the latest news behind the highly anticipated third season of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and the next installments of STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS during the “Star Trek” Universe Hall H panel with cast and executive producers.

  • A huge shout out was given to Greg Berlanti for laying the groundwork of representation to getting them to a place where we could have a lead superhero that is gay.
  • Point Rock Academy will play a big part in Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) story, especially after she is kicked out for being a lesbian. The first season will show how that affected her life going forward.
  • The series WILL NOT repeat villains from the Arrowverse, and they will be bringing in “a new chapter” of heroes and villains.”
  • Anything is possible in regards to Batman showing up, but this is Kate Kane’s show and they will focus on her. He will play a part in each episode, as Kate writes journals to him.
  • Alice (played by Rachel Skarsten) will the the first season’s main villain. There are more villains that will show up, but they’re keeping them close to the vest for the time being.

STAR TREK PRESS RELEASE: Today at San Diego Comic-Con, “Star Trek” fans were the first to learn the latest news behind the highly anticipated third season of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and the next installments of STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS during the “Star Trek” Universe Hall H panel with cast and executive producers.

The panel kicked off with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY’s Sonequa Martin-Green revealing that season three of the CBS All Access original series just began principal photography in Iceland earlier this month. Actor David Ajala, who joins the season three cast as a brand new character, Cleveland Booker, a.k.a. Book, also made his “Star Trek” debut on the panel. Smart and capable, Book has a natural charisma and devil-may-care attitude that tends to get him into trouble as often as it gets him out.

Star Trek Panel announces surprise returning characters

Kurtzman also surprised the audience by bringing STAR TREK: DISCOVERY season two favorites Ethan Peck (Spock) and Rebecca Romijn (Number One) on stage to announce that they, along with Captain Christopher Pike, played by Anson Mount, will be returning to the “Star Trek” franchise with three U.S.S. Enterprise-focused STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS. Kurtzman, Peck and Romijn debuted a trailer for the upcoming STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS which revealed the titles for the six upcoming new shorts: “Ask Not,” “Q&A,” “The Trouble with Edward,” “The Girl Who Made the Stars,” “Ephaim and Dot” and “Children of Mars.”

Star Trek Panel

The STAR TREK: DISCOVERY portion of the “Star Trek” Universe panel, moderated by Deadline’s Geoff Boucher, featured a conversation with cast members Sonequa Martin-Green (Commander Michael Burnham) and David Ajala (Book) alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise and Heather Kadin who were ultimately joined by surprise STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS cast members Ethan Peck (Spock) and Rebecca Romijn (Number One).

About STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. Seasons one and two are now available to stream on CBS All Access for subscribers in the U.S., and is distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service Crave.

About CBS All Access

CBS All Access is CBS’ direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. CBS All Access gives subscribers the ability to watch more than 10,000 episodes on demand – spanning exclusive original series, CBS Television Network’s primetime, daytime and late night shows, plus classic TV hits – as well as the ability to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. CBS All Access’ original series include THE GOOD FIGHT, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, STRANGE ANGEL, TELL ME A STORY and NO ACTIVITY, as well as the upcoming INTERROGATION, WHY WOMEN KILL and THE STAND. CBS All Access is also the exclusive domestic home to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and the upcoming STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and STAR TREK: PICARD featuring Sir Patrick Stewart. CBS All Access also includes the ability to stream CBS Interactive’s other live channels, CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

The service is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS app for iOS and Android, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Vizio Smartcast TVs and Amazon Prime Video Channels. Versions of CBS All Access have now launched internationally in Canada and Australia (10 All Access), with unique but similar content and pricing plans. For more details on CBS All Access, please visit https://www.cbs.com/all-access

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