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"Star Trek: Discovery" Season 3 Teaser: Follow Burnham Into the Future

Star Trek: Discovery fans were feeling good about the third season of the CBS All Access series. Considering what's been happening to other shows across the pop culture landscape due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, it's a pretty good position for a viewer to be in. Did that optimism waver a little bit when Wilson Cruz (aka Dr. Culber) tweeted that the third season premiere might take "a little longer"? Yup – definitely did.

Maybe not a "930 years into the future wait," but still…

Now, the streaming service is releasing a new piece of motion keyart of Sonequa Martin-Green's Burham, literally carrying the flag for Federation and asking us to follow her into the future – with the promise that more is coming soon:

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:

Coming in at #3 on our The Bleeding Cool Top 30 TV Series Influencers 2020 list, here's what we had to say at the end of last year re: CBS All Access' Star Trek universe:

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...