It turns out it won’t just be the first season of CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery” that will see a major redesign of the Klingons – the upcoming second season will also reimagine the warrior race’s visual aesthetic.
The show’s makeup designer Glenn Hetrick appeared at a panel at Star Trek Las Vegas this past weekend and spoke about the first season’s controversial redesign and how the new season will somewhat course correct things towards the more familiar thanks to a time gap between seasons allowing for change. He tells TrekMovie:
“In season two, you are going to see much different designs. You are going to see different houses you haven’t seen before. One of the most important things to us was that at this point in canon, as we head towards the current version of unification, the houses really each grow up on different planets.
It is an Empire, it is not just Qo’noS… We have seen six of the great houses in close up in season one. As we move forward into the next season, I promise that we will continue exploring and unpacking and unfolding that infinitely interesting story of what the Klingon culture looks like on a wider level.”
Hetrick also went on to tease that the look could bring back the long hair synonymous with the species since “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”. The new season of ‘Discovery’ kicks off around New Years, while the Blu-ray and DVD box-set of the first season hits November 13th.