Star Trek Discovery Season 3 Release Date, Cast & Trailer

Star Trek Discovery Season 3
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Fans need not to worry about their favorite show’s future as it is set to land not so far from today. Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 is expected to hit CBS All Access and Netflix this October. Here’s everything we know so far about it including release date, cast, trailer, and more.

American television series Star Trek: Discovery Season 3, follows the USS Discovery crew as they travel to the future. The show is produced by CBS Television Studios, with Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise serving as showrunners.

“The massive success of Star Trek: Discovery’s second season launch exceeded our expectations in both driving subscriber growth and generating a phenomenal response from Star Trek fans,” said Julie McNamara, executive vice president of original content at CBS All Access.
“With Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise at the helm, we look forward to continuing Star Trek: Discovery’s journey, growing the Star Trek franchise on CBS All Access and bringing fans new Star Trek stories for many years to come.”

When is Star Trek: Discovery Season 3’s release date?

CBS has revealed that Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 will premiere on October 15 on CBS: All Access. New episodes released subsequently every Thursdays. For UK viewers, Netflix will remain as its streaming counterpart. Hence, debuting of new episodes will be a day after US transmission.

Filming for the latest season took place from July 2019 to February 2020, in Toronto, Canada, and Iceland. Despite wrapping up early, delays for the project happened because of the unexpected coronavirus lockdown. In May 2020, editor Scott Gamzon revealed that the show’s post-production was ongoing but with the teams working from home.

“I thought I had a guesstimate of when season three was going to start airing, but I have been proven wrong because post-production not being able to work at the pace it would have normally without a pandemic,” Gamzon said.

“I understand why people are wondering. It has been a while since season two wrapped and the storyline left you hanging with us jumping into the future. That leaves everybody wanting more. I don’t blame you for that. But I got the same message which is, it is coming. I promise you it is coming.”

Who is in the cast of Star Trek: Discovery Season 3?

Here are the confirmed key cast members so far:

  • Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham 
  • Doug Jones as Saru 
  • Mary Wiseman as Sylvia Tilly 
  • Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber
  • Oyin Oladejo as Lt. Joann Owosekun
  • Emily Coutts as Keyla Detmer
  • Anthony Rapp as Paul Stamets
  • Michelle Yeoh as Emperor Georgiou
  • Blu del Barrio as Adira
  • Ian Alexander as Gray
  • David Ajala as Cleveland Booker

Actor David Ajala’s character Cleveland “Book” Booker is one of the newest additions to the series. He plays a man living in the future timeline where the crew unexpectedly arrives. Another fresh faces to see are of the franchise’s first binary and transgender characters. Adira, a nonbinary character will be played by newcomer Blu del Barrio, while Ian Alexander will be a transgendered character.

What is Star Trek: Discovery Season 3’s Plot?

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After battling against the evil Al Control, the Discovery crew find themselves into a wormhole that sends them over 900 years into the future. The new environment where the intergalactic power of the Federation and Starfleet is absent, will draw new conflicts for the crew.

“We felt strongly that we wanted to give ourselves an entirely new energy for season three with a whole new set of problems,” showrunner Alex Kurtzman said of the new setting.

“Now all they have is each other. Their families are 950 years in the past. It will be very interesting to see the consequences of the choice they made.”

Is there a trailer for Star Trek: Discovery Season 3?

Yes, there is! The clip was released in September 2020 as part of Star Trek Day, giving a glimpse on the Discovery crew’s struggles about their new far-future home, while carrying the values of the Federation into a new age. Watch it here.

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