Star Trek: Discovery‘s journey into the far future begins October 15th.
According to TVLine, CBS All Access announced the premiere date early Monday, just a handful of days after the Star Trek Comic-Con@Home panel celebrating the series and the company’s plans to offer new Star Trek content every week. Which may leave you wondering why it was not announced last Thursday.
The third season will see the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery navigate the galaxy some 900 years after their battle with the rogue AI known as Control. The Federation is diminished and Starfleet seemingly disbanded, but as Micheal Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and the others will find, the dream is still alive.
Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Wilson Cruz, and Michelle Yeoh also return for the third year, as does David Ajala, whose character was teased in a 2018 Short Treks episode in which he found the Discovery deserted, but apparently sentient.
Of course, we find the timing of the announcement interesting. If SDCC had gone on as normal, the Star Trek panel would’ve been the moment to announce the date, but it seems CBS All Access determined Comic-Con@Home would be a smaller audience despite the panel being available on YouTube and held back the announcment. Alternatively, the date may not have been set until Friday, which would be strange, but not impossible.
Either way, we look forward to seeing Discovery‘s return on October 15th.