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"Star Trek: Discovery" Star Wilson Cruz Sees Season 3 Debut Delay

Star Trek: Discovery fans were cautiously optimistic that the third season of the CBS All Access series had escaped the wave of show shutdowns caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Unfortunately, that doesn't look to be the case – but based on series cast member Wilson Cruz's (aka Dr. Culber) recent tweet, the delay may not be as bad as it could be.

Having previously revealed via Instagram story that post-production was impacted by the pandemic (though filming was completed in February), Cruz confirmed over Twitter that fans may have to wait "a little longer than we thought" – but that it is coming. While the news didn't come with a specific date, just knowing that it is on the way is a bit of comfort in these uncertain pop culture times.

Here's hoping we don't have to wait 930 years into the future to see it…

Like the franchise itself, Star Trek is always looking to the future – in this case, Section 31 – a Discovery spinoff series that would have Michelle Yeoh returning as Philippa Georgiou to expand upon her character's current position as a member of the "shadow intelligence group" that operates from within the Federation.

Star TrekshowrunnerAlex Kurtzman and CBS All Access' Julie McNamara sat down with Vanity Fair to discuss the franchise's past, present, and future on the streaming service. During the course of the interview, Kurtzman and McNamara offered fans an update on the series – here are the highlights:

● While Yeoh is still committed to Discovery, McNamara revealed that Kurtzman's assembled a writer's room and scripts are in motion:

● For Kurtzman, Section 31 represents the darker aspects of the franchise's universe that hasn't really been explored before so it was important that it had a different tone and its own unique mythology:

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...


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