Hey Trekkies! There’s some new Star Trek shows coming to television.
Star Trek: Discovery co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman made a Hall H appearance today at the San Diego Comic-Con where he announced Star Trek: Short Treks, a four-episode spinoff series of monthly shorts that will fill the gap between December and the show’s Season 2 premiere in January.
The show’s producers say the shorts will each be a stand-alone story with a runtime of 10-15 minutes, meant to dive deeper into key characters of Star Trek: Discovery and the expanding Star Trek universe.
Star Trek: Discovery‘s Rainn Wilson will return to play Harry Mudd in a short he’s also directing and Aldis Hodge will star in another as Craft, a man who finds himself the only human on board a deserted ship. Additional episodes include a deep dive into Saru’s (Doug Jones) backstory as the first Kelpien to join Starfleet, and Tilly’s (Mary Wiseman) journey aboard the U.S.S. Discovery and her friendship with an unlikely partner.
Check out the Season 2 trailer below:
The panel also gave us a couple of big character reveals. “I can tell you that yes, you will be seeing Spock this season.,” Kurtzman said assuring fans that the show would catch up to Star trek canon. In addition, it was also revealed that Rebecca Romijn (X-Men,The Librarians) will be seen this season in the role of Number One.
Joining Kurtzman onstage were stars Sonequa Martin-Green (Commander Michael Burnham), Doug Jones (Commander Saru), Shazad Latif (Lt. Ash Tyler), Mary Wiseman (Ensign Sylvia Tilly), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Commander Paul Stamets), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), Mary Chieffo (L’Rell) and Anson Mount (Captain Christopher Pike) as well as executive producer Heather Kadin.