With the release dates now set, more information is beginning to emerge about CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery, the long-running franchises return to a TV series format.
One of those bits of information is the first look at Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca and a small look at what the bridge of the U.S.S. Discovery will look like, released by Entertainment Weekly.
The series first trailer didn’t feature a look at the Discovery bridge, it instead featured Michelle Yeoh’s Captain Philippa Georgiou and her ship the U.S.S. Shenzhou.
This new series is a departure form others in that while Isaacs’ Lorca is the captain of the series ship the Discovery, he’s not the main lead character. That would be First Officer Michael Burnham played by Sonequa Martin-Green.
Star Trek: Discovery will kick off a 15-episode first season on September 24, with the first eight episodes airing then and the final seven debuting in January 2018. Viewers in the United States will be able to see the first episode on TV before all subsequent episodes will air every Sunday night only through the CBS All Access streaming platform.
In Canada the episodes will be available through the Space Channel and Crave TV, and the rest of the world will be able to watch the series through Netflix.
Star Trek: Discovery stars Isaacs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Yeoh, Doug Jones as science officer Saru, Anthony Rapp as science officer Stamets, Terry Serpico as Starfleet Admiral Anderson, Maulik Pancholoy as Chief Medical Officer Nambue, Sam Vartholomeos as junior Starfleet officer Connor, Mary Wiseman as Starfleet Academy Cadet Tilly, and James Frain as Ambassador Sarek among others.