The mission of Starfleet is made crystal clear in today’s tantalizing new promo for Star Trek: Discovery, the CBS All Access series set to light up the small screen in little under a month’s time.
Released via Instagram, the all-too-brief teaser places First Officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) front and center, before relaying the core values of Star Trek: tolerance, freedom and justice. However, true to the old saying that if you want peace, prepare for war, much of Discovery‘s opening season will revolve around Starfleet’s war against the Klingon Empire, which will surely spill over into season 2 – providing CBS issues the green light on a renewal.
Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, though, here’s that voiceover in full, followed by the clip of Burnham reporting for duty:
We come from a tradition of tolerance, freedom, and justice; from a legacy of fearless exploration, of allies who respect each other’s differences, honor, and civilizations. We come on a mission to understand our world and ourselves better. We come in peace.
Serving under Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter) as Captain Lorca, Martin-Green’s First Officer is the beating heart of Star Trek: Discovery, but there has been chatter of some big-name cameos. Not only that, but the ensemble cast surrounding the former Walking Dead actress also includes Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, Shaza Latif, Clare McConnell, Kenneth Mitchell, Maulik Pancholy, Anthony Rapp, Damon Runyan and Terry Serpico.
Emerging from a prolonged spell in development, Star Trek: Discovery is expected to premiere via CBS All Access on September 25th – Netflix for those across the pond. The first half of CBS’ sci-fi reboot will stretch for eight episodes in total, before the final seven installments bring the curtain down on Discovery‘s inaugural season in January of 2018.