CBS All Access has officially confirmed that it will begin the rollout of “Short Treks,” four planned short films tied to its “Star Trek: Discovery” series, from October 4th. Each one of the 10-15 minute episodes will on a monthly basis between now and the premiere of the second season of “Star Trek: Discovery” very early next year.
Each story will follow a different character from the cast of the series, and TV Line has a story breakdown and air date for each:
“Runaway” (Thursday, October 4th): Onboard the U.S.S. Discovery, Ensign Tilly (Mary Wiseman) encounters an unexpected visitor in need of help. However, this unlikely pair may have more in common than meets the eye.
“Calypso” (Thursday, November 8th): After waking up in an unfamiliar sickbay, Craft (Aldis Hodge) finds himself on board a deserted ship, and his only companion and hope for survival is an A.I. computer interface.
“The Brightest Star” (Thursday, December 6th): Before he was the first Kelpien to join Starfleet, Saru (Doug Jones) lived a simple life on his home planet of Kaminar with his father and sister. Young Saru, full of ingenuity and a level of curiosity uncommon among his people, yearns to find out what lies beyond his village, leading him on an unexpected path.
“The Escape Artist” (Thursday, January 3rd): Harry Mudd (Rainn Wilson), back to his old tricks of stealing and double-dealing, finds himself in a precarious position aboard a hostile ship — just in time to try out his latest con.
The full second season of “Star Trek: Discovery” kicks off January 2019 on CBS All Access in the United States and on Netflix around the rest of the world.