It seems early plans for the second season of CBS All Access’ upcoming “Star Trek: Discovery” series are already under consideration even before the first season goes to air next month.
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.
Executive producer Alex Kurtzman tells Digital Spy that the character is an expert on alien races and has an obsession of sorts with 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 says 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” premieres 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.