New Star Trek: Discovery Clip Teases Season 3

The spin-off's next season starts Thursday.


Star Trek: Discovery's third season kicks off Thursday after a year and a half away, and the CBS All Access series has just released a sneak peek at what's ahead for the upcoming episodes. In the short clip, which can be viewed over at ET, science specialist Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) tries to gain the mysterious Cleveland "Book" Booker's help after crash landing on a strange new land. In the clip, Burnham is given the cold shoulder--strongly suggesting there is a history between the characters with a lot of baggage resulting in a loss of trust.

The episode likely gets into their relationship, and also picks up after the Season 2 finale that saw the Discovery's crew traveling nearly a thousand years into the future--so there's a lot to get into. Season 3 also sees the addition of the franchise's first transgender and non-binary characters. You can read further into everything we know about the next season here.

During a Comic-Con@Home panel over the summer, Martin-Green shared her feelings on the themes at play in the new season, emphasizing the role hope plays: "There's the obvious hope that… the plan works. And even logistically, that we land where we're supposed to, that we defeat Control, that we save the world and save the universe. There's inherent hope in that. And also, the hope to continue discovering myself as Burnham. That'll always be there. That hope of continual unveiling and finding that perfect, sweet balance between all the forces that wage within me."

Star Trek: Discovery's third season will premiere on CBS All Access on October 15. The show began in 2017, and has been part of a recent resurgence and expansion for the Star Trek franchise, including the upcoming Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Star Trek: Section 31, and the recent animated Star Trek: Lower Decks.

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