We're more than a month away from the hotly anticipated premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, but that itsy-bitsy tiny fact isn’t stopping the powers-that-be from looking ahead to the show’s Season 2 storyline.
While the Season 1 arc will concentrate on the Federation’s war with the Klingons, executive producer Alex Kurtzman has revealed in an interview with Digital Spy that the heavily serialized CBS All Access Star Trek series’ sophomore season will deal with the aftermath of said war as well as other things:
“Each season needs to be about a different thing. I wouldn't necessarily want to bring the Klingon War into season two. However, the results of the war are going to allow for a lot of new storytelling that will be the result of everything that happens and the people that are left behind; the casualties, the things that have grown in Starfleet as a result of the war. That's what we'll inherit in the second season.”
Kurtzman also added that the series’ lead, First Officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), who happens to be Spock’s adopted sister, is the resident expert on alien races (having been raised on Vulcan by Sarek must have sparked an interest) and is somewhat obsessed with Klingons:
“She is fascinated and fixated on alien races; particularly the Klingons, for reasons that we'll come to understand are very personal for her. Given the fact that we're at war with the Klingons in the show, she's going to have a lot to say and do about it.”
Actor Doug Jones, who plays the alien Lt. Saru on Star Trek: Discovery, previously said the Klingons will be the Big Bad:
“The Klingons in our storyline are the bad guy. They are the ones that can’t be reasoned with and they are trying to take over the universe for their own altruistic reasons that they think are right. But in the sensible world of reason, we are trying to peacefully work this out. They won’t have it … [W]e have to win this, but we must do it in Starfleet fashion. We have rules and a Federation to adhere to that is civilized.”
Star Trek: Discovery will debut on CBS All Access on September 24, with the pilot episode (and only the pilot) debuting on CBS.
(via Digital Spy)