The U.S.S. Discovery returns to our area of space in just a few short weeks as season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery will arrive on CBS All Access on January 17th. For its sophomore outing, the show’s set to embrace its roots and make use of the fact that it’s a prequel to The Original Series. It’ll do so by not only pulling the new captain from Trek‘s original pilot episode, but it’ll also feature an updated incarnation of the one and only Mr. Spock.
In fact, you can see him for yourself down in the gallery below, as CBS has now released a batch of gorgeous new photos which spotlight all of the main characters. You’ve got Cmdr. Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), Cmdr. Saru (Doug Jones), Capt. Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), Spock (Ethan Peck), Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) and more. And though these are just portraits of each crew member and don’t really reveal anything plot-wise, they’re certainly a welcome treat.
“After answering a distress signal from the U.S.S. Enterprise, season two of Star Trek: Discovery finds the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery joining forces with Captain Christopher Pike on a new mission to investigate seven mysterious red signals and the appearance of an unknown being called the Red Angel. While the crew must work together to unravel their meaning and origin, Michael Burnham is forced to face her past with the return of her estranged brother, Spock.”
Taking place ten years before The Original Series, Discovery‘s next run will attempt to fill in the gaps between “The Cage” – which had many cast and stylistic changes from the actual show – and the Trek we’re all familiar with. As we mentioned above, one important way it’ll do this is by showing us how Spock became the emotionally removed logician that we came to know and love in TOS.
Not only that, but a couple of species from Star Trek past will also be seen in season 2 and from everything we’ve been told, this next batch of episodes will stick much closer to the tone and rhythm fans loved so much in The Original Series, which should please longtime viewers.
And it all goes down in Star Trek: Discovery‘s 14-episode second season, which beams onto CBS All Access on January 17th.