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Star Trek: Discovery season 3 pictures: The future looks bleak for Sonequa Martin-Green’s Michael Burnham

Three new pictures for the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery season 3 have been released, with Sonequa Martin-Green’s Michael Burnham now stranded in the future.

Star Trek: Discovery is set to take flight this Friday, ending Discovery’s year and a half-long absence.

The snaps show Martin-Green’s Burnham opposite Supergirl and Falling Water’s David Ajala, who plays Cleveland Booker.

Season three will see the crew of the Discovery in treacherous waters as, at the end of season two, the crew jumped 930 years into the future.

And it seems things have not gone so well – after a cataclysmic catastrophe called The Burn, the Federation was wiped out.

While The Burn has not yet been explained, a recent trailer suggests it’s ‘the day the galaxy took a hard left’. That doesn’t sound great.

This leaves remaining survivors in a post-apocalyptic world, and the time lost crew of the Discovery out to try and rebuild the universe.

The images from the upcoming season premiere show Burnham with Booker helping her get her bearings in a bleak new future.

This season will see the show’s first transgender character as The OA’s Ian Alexander joins the crew as character Gray. Blu Del Barrio will also appear as non-binary character, Adira.

Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 is set for release October 16 on Netflix in the UK, while it will land a day earlier in the US on CBS: All Access. The season’s 13 episode run is set to conclude in January.

Season 4 is already in active development and is believed to have started shooting, though it’s not clear if production has been affected by the global pandemic.

Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 is available on Netflix from October 16.

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