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Star Trek: Discovery season 3 won’t hit screens until late 2020

Star Trek fans have got a few more months of waiting for new space thrills and spills as it is thought Star Trek: Discovery will n ot hit screens until ‘later’ in 2020.

Season two of the CBS/Netflix drama finished in April and the cast are hard at working filming the third season already but show bosses have now confirmed that episodes won’t hit screens until next year, and much later next year than expected.

‘Season 3 of #StarTrekDiscovery will come later next year but no date announcement ready yet,’ shared Variety on Twitter while attending the Television Critics Association panel.

But despite the wait, fans have been treated to some fab announcements in recent weeks with bosses confirming at Comic Con in July that David Ajala has been cast as a major new character.

Ajala was announced to be the newest member of the Discovery fleet and he will be taking on the role of Cleveland Book, known to most as Book; he will be joining the team as they jump forward in time nearly 1000 years.

Speaking about his new role, he simply said: ‘Book is going to be a character that breaks the rules a little bit.’

The actor is no stranger to the world of action, having previously starred in Jupiter Ascending, a brief role in The Dark Knight, and Fast and Furious 6.

He currently had a long episode arc in TV favourite Supergirl, playing Manchester Black, and the short-lived George RR Martin series, Nightflyers, which was cancelled after one season.

Also at Comic Con came the first trailer for spin-off show Picard, with the new scenes revealing that Brent Spiner as Data, Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh the Borg and Jonathan Frakes as Riker will all be returning for the new series.

The trailer also showed Star Trek: Voyager‘s Jeri Ryan will reprise her role as Seven Of Nine.

Data’s return has left fans over the moon, with one calling on Brent to share his secrets at not dropping spoilers with notorious spoiler-dropper Tom Holland.

After the debut of an official poster, showrunner Michael Chabon and executive producer Alex Kurtzman answered some questions lingering over the new series – which sees Patrick Stewart reprise his role as Jean-Luc Picard following 2002 movie Star Trek: Nemesis.

Teasing the show last year, Stewart said: ‘He may not be a captain anymore.

‘He may not be the Jean Luc you recognise and know so well. It may be a very different individual, someone who has been changed by his experiences.’

He added: ‘It will be something, I guarantee it, something very, very different.’

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