‘STAR TREK: DISCOVERY’ First Season Expanded, Companion Aftershow Added

CBS expands Star Trek: Discovery‘s first season and adds post-show Talking Trek.

When Star Trek: Discovery premieres later this year, there will more episodes than originally anticipated.

At its annual Upfront Presentation today, CBS announced that it had bumped the original 13 episode order up to 15, and that it would launch a post-show called Talking Trek along with the new series.

TrekNews.net exclusively reported on the (then-rumored) aftershow last July.

Series star Sonequa Martin-Green appeared onstage to introduce a new trailer for the new show. Among what was shown in the trailer was a clip corresponding to the newly-released image.

CBS executives also reiterated that the plan is still to premier the show on CBS this fall first, with subsequent episodes coming exclusively to CBS All Access thereafter.

Star Trek: Discovery official promo poster

Star Trek: Discovery poster

The cast of Star Trek: Discovery includes Michelle Yeoh (Captain Philippa Georgia) Sonequa Martin-Green (First Officer Michael Burnham), Jason Isaacs (Captain Lorca), Chris Obi (T’Kuvma), Doug Jones (Lt. Saru), James Frain (Sarek), and Shazad Latif (Kol), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Stamets), Sam Vartholomeos (Ensign Connor), Mary Wiseman (Cadet Tilly), and Mary Chieffo (L’Rell) and Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd).

Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Heather Kadin and Alex Kurtzman are executive producers on the series. Nicholas Meyer, Kirsten Beyer and Ted Sullivan are serving as a writers and consulting producers.

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Andrew Cardinale is from a Boston suburb where he works in IT. When he’s not doing something Star Trek related, he writes, follows local sports and listens to far too many podcasts.

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