Star Trek: Discovery fans were left with a ton more questions than answers coming out of last night's mid-season finale, 'Into The Forest I Go'. To tease fans even more ahead of the "second chapter" premiere on January 7th, 2018, CBS All Access has released the first preview teaser for the show's mid-season premiere.
As you can see for yourself, the writers waste little time tackling a number of the dangling storylines stemming from the end of Season 1's first chapter:
"Find out what happens when you boldly go too far…"
Without giving away any spoilers beyond what you might've just watched, the trailer definitely shows that the action is going to pick up right where it left off. Clearly, something has happened to Stamets (Anthony Rapp), and it looks like Lorca's (Jason Isaacs) going to get called out for it one way or another.
The mystery behind L'Rell (Mary Chieffo) and Ash Tyler's (Shazad Latif) connection continues to deepen (…and possibly be more Klingon-ish?) — which is okay, because by the looks of things, the crew of the USS Discovery won't be getting home any time soon. This is one trip that might need a little more than Goodle Maps or OnStar…
Staying in its 8:30 p.m. ET Sunday night slot on CBS All Access through its remaining six episodes, Star Trek: Discovery's second chapter begins with the series' 10th episode, 'Despite Yourself':
"While in unfamiliar territory, the USS Discovery crew is forced to get creative in their next efforts to survive opposing and unprecedented forces and return home."
Star Trek: Discovery's first season finale is set for February 11th, 2018 and was already renewed for a second season by CBS All Access. When asked about what would the time frame would be like to begin production on a second season, producer Alex Kurtzman was cautious about an exact date when speaking with The Hollywood Reporter:
"There have been preliminary conversations about when and how [a second season could air] and we've been very consistent in our message, which is that rather than announce a date and have to push again, let's take into consideration everything we've learned from this season. Now we know what we can do and where the sand traps are, so let's give ourselves ample time to announce a date that makes sense to everybody — both the needs of production and CBS. Breaking story is, in some ways, the easier and faster thing; it's the ability to execute on it that's much harder. We want to take the right amount of time and don't want to rush."