The cast from the upcoming new Star Trek Discovery series gives a Q & A panel with a room full of fans at the 2017 FAN eXpo Canada in Toronto.
Featuring: Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Shazad Latif, Jason Isaacs, Mary Wiseman, Kenneth Mitchell and Ted Sullivan.
Watch Star Trek: Discovery when it premeires on CBS and Space (Canada), on September 24, 2017
Star Trek: Discovery is an upcoming American television series created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS All Access. It is the first series developed specifically for that service, and the first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005. Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series and separate from the timeline of the concurrent feature films, Discovery explores the Federation-Klingon cold war while following the crew of the USS Discovery. Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts serve as showrunners on the series, with producing support from Akiva Goldsman.
Sonequa Martin-Green stars as Michael Burnham, the first officer of the USS Shenzhou and later the USS Discovery. The new series was announced in November 2015, and Fuller joined as showrunner the next February. In addition to Fuller and Kurtzman, who wrote for previous Star Trek series and films, respectively, the crew includes several other previous Star Trek creatives. Fuller wanted to make an anthology series, beginning with a prequel season to the original series, but CBS asked that he make a single serialized show first. The production put emphasis on carrying on the legacy of the previous series, including making efforts to feature a diverse cast. In October 2016, after further disagreements with CBS and struggles with other commitments, Fuller left the series. Berg and Harberts took over day-to-day production using a mythology and broad story arc established by Fuller, while Goldsman joined then as support. Discovery is filming in Toronto, and has filmed on location in Jordan.
Star Trek: Discovery is set to debut on CBS on September 24, 2017, with that episode and the rest of the 15-episode first season being made available on All Access. The season is split into two chapters, with the first chapter finishing in November 2017, and the second chapter beginning in January 2018.