During the “Enter the Star Trek Universe” panel at the San Diego Comic Con on Saturday, it was announced that Star Trek: Discovery’s season three had just began principal photography in Iceland earlier this month. Actor David Ajala joins the cast as a brand new character, Cleveland Booker, a.k.a. Book, who 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: Discovery season two favorites Ethan Peck (Spock) and Rebecca Romijn (Number One) came 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.”
Fans were given the first look at the animated comedy series Star Trek: Lower Decks, which will follow the support crew on one of Starfleet’s least important ships in 2380. The 10-episode long first season will premiere in 2020. The Starfleet crew residing in the “lower decks” of the U.S.S. Cerritos, include: “Ensign Beckett Mariner,” voiced by Tawny Newsome; “Ensign Brad Boimler,” voiced by Jack Quaid; “Ensign Tendi,” voiced by Noël Wells; and “Ensign Rutherford,” voiced by Eugene Cordero.
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. Alongside Stewart, Star Trek: Picard will also star Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora.
Brent Spiner (Commander Data), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh), Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker), and Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi) will make appearances in the new series.