Star Trek: The Next Generation star Jonathan Scott Frakes (who has also directed Star Trek: Discovery and Picard) revealed insights about Discovery’s next (third) season.
On finding a future and from Burnham’s new viewpoint. He explained how the focused character of Star Trek: Discovery has gone through a lot in the first two seasons. Frakes disclosed where Michael Burnham finds herself now.
He also said how Discovery felt like his home show now. They have finished the production of Episode 3 of the new season. He said, “We’re far in the future now, and Burnham has been separated from the [Discovery] crew, and when they reunite.” He was in a conversation with actress Sonequa about the much appealing and complicated character which she always has been. Still, there is a little more joy. To Sonequa replied that unlike earlier, Burnham was now no longer driven by fear and guilt.
What To Expect From Season 3
The 2nd season ended with Martin-Green’s Burnham in the red angel suit flying ahead and leading the USS Discovery through a wormhole into the distant future. Few preview images and clips for the 3rd season have shown Burnham along with a new character (played by David Ajala) on some undiscovered planet. Frakes’ comment demonstrates that she and the rest of the Discovery crew will remain separated for the first couple of episodes.
The 3rd season is set 930 years in the future, as is found by the USS Discovery crew. Which is outside the Star Trek matrix. Jonathan mentioned the practicalities of the challenges created by this feat.
Everyone is so thrilled. This is the emotional adventure one can feel. One can create a world that nobody has seen before because they are not limited by anything. Which is liberating but exhausting as a show this big has to stay on a budget. Not everything can be created digitally. He added, “In the future, there could be a lot of stuff that’s holographic or where your mind is connected to something. Finding a future that’s futuristic but is practical to shoot has been fascinating.”
Due to the pandemic of the Coronavirus, the release has been postponed to late in the year, which was scheduled to be released in early 2020.