The first official photo has arrived for Star Trek: Discovery, showcasing not only an alien world and two of the stars of the upcoming CBS All Access series but also some classic franchise technology.
Released overnight, the image depicts Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou and Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham on a desert planet. Note what appears to be a flip communicator and quite possibly a tricorder on Burnham’s belt. Star Trek: Discovery is set about a decade before the events of the 1966 series, so viewers can likely expect a lot of old-school Trek tech.
CBS’s upfront presentation takes place later today in New York City, so it’s possible more will be revealed about the series there.
The 13-episode first season of Star Trek: Discovery is expected to debut in late summer or early fall on CBS before moving to the network’s streaming platform CBS All Access; it will be available on Space in Canada and on Netflix in the rest of the world. The series also stars Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca, Doug Jones as Science Officer Lt. Saru and Anthony Rapp as astromycologist Lt. Stamets, Rekha Sharma as security officer Commander Landry and Shazad Latif as Lt. Tyler, with Rainn Wilson appearing as Harry Mudd.