First Look at Sonequa Martin-Green's New Role in 'Star Trek: Discovery'

Posted May 19, 2017

The next Star Trek series will actually be a prequel, and it will take place 10 years before the timeline of the original series.

The first trailer for Star Trek Discovery has dropped and it looks epic.

The highly anticipated upcoming series from CBS All-Access based on the massively popular Star Trek franchise will be set a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series and will follow the crew of the USS Discovery as they discover new worlds and civilizations. Near the end of the preview, the same Vulcan appears to tell a younger version of Burnham that her tongue could never speak their language.

"Great unifiers are few and far between but they will come", James Frain as Spock's father Sarak says in an ominous voice over as he coaches Burnham through a moment of strife. The lavishly-produced clip includes a look at the sleek new starship bridge, the royal blue Starfleet uniforms, and it has the familiar theme of a threatening Klingon.

The show was created by Bryan Fuller, the creator of Hannibal, American Gods, Pushing Daises and Dead Like Me.

While it's exact release date is still unrevealed, "Discovery" will premiere on CBS sometime in the fall.

Alex Kurtzman created the show alongside Fuller.

This new Star Trek series looks better than I thought it would look. From a diverse cast to a whole new look at the Star Trek universe we know and love, Discovery is definitely going to be worth the wait.

Jason Isaacs, who was reported to portray the U.S.S. Discovery captain, was conspicuously missing from the trailer.