We have to wait a few more days until we get a look at Star Trek: Discovery, but CBS is already banking on it becoming a hit. The studio is so confident they’ve already commissioned a live after show. You know, kind of like The Walking Dead — but instead of Talking Dead, we’ll be watching After Trek.
TV Guide reports the series will be hosted by comedian Matt Mira (Attack of the Show), and the first guests will be Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green and James Frain, alongside co-showrunner Aaron Harberts. Martin-Green should be no stranger to the format, having shown up more than a few times on Talking Dead during her tenure on Walking Dead. The show is being produced by Embassy Row, the same studio behind Talking Dead.
Here’s the show’s official description:
After Trek will serve as the ultimate weekly forum for Star Trek fans, with in-depth discussions and recaps of the latest Star Trek: Discovery episode. Each After Trek episode will feature host Matt Mira talking in-studio or via video feed with Star Trek: Discovery cast members and crew along with past Star Trek talent and celebrity fans. While watching, fans will be able to 'engage' with the show via social and other interactive elements by using the hashtag #AfterTrek.
After Trek will premiere Sunday, Sept. 24, at 11 p.m. on CBS All Access following CBS and CBS All Access' launch of the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery. Future episodes will stream on CBS All Access on Sundays at 9:30 p.m.
What do you think of After Trek? Would you settle in for a weekly blow-by-blow of Discovery? Hey, if you’re already paying for CBS All Access, might as well watch it. Right?
(Via TV Guide)