We’re still a month away from the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery but plans are already in place for the second season.
As we know, a war with the Klingons will serve as the main plot arc of the first season – a war that series lead Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) plays a key role in initiating. However, as executive producer Alex Kurtzman told Digital Spy, her passion for alien cultures boarders on obsession when it comes to the Klingons.
“She is fascinated and fixated on alien races; particularly the Klingons, for reasons that we’ll come to understand are very personal for her. Given the fact that we’re at war with the Klingons in the show, she’s going to have a lot to say and do about it.”
Kurtzman then said that a second season will tackle the aftermath of the skirmish with the Klingons:
“Each season needs to be about a different thing. I wouldn’t necessarily want to bring the Klingon War into season two. However, the results of the war are going to allow for a lot of new storytelling that will be the result of everything that happens and the people that are left behind; the casualties, the things that have grown in Starfleet as a result of the war. That’s what we’ll inherit in the second season.”
Star Trek: Discovery will make its debut on CBS and CBS All Access on Sunday, September 24th and will be available the following day on Netflix around much of the rest of the world.