star trek: discovery

CBS All Access just released the full, official synopsis for the second season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery.’ The synopsis drops hints about the role of Captain Christopher Pike and Spock of the Enterprise. The characters hailing from the classic annals of ‘Star Trek’ will make their ‘Discovery’ debut next season.

Read on for the full synopsis:

After answering a distress signal from the U.S.S. Enterprise, season two of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ finds the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery joining forces with Captain Christopher Pike on a new mission to investigate seven mysterious red signals and the appearance of an unknown being called the Red Angel. While the crew must work together to unravel their meaning and origin, Michael Burnham is forced to face her past with the return of her estranged brother, Spock.

CBS All Access also released with the new poster and the new trailer for the upcoming second season. A new video was also released, giving fans a sneak peek at what is to come.

Anson Mount, who portrays Captain Pike on ‘Discovery,’ previously spoke about the relationship between Pike and Spock, saying:

“For me, at least, what I had imagined and brought to our first scene together, which was that he was almost like an older brother. Not a father figure, but maybe so. Because Sarek can only teach logic to Spock and that’s what kind of ends up creating this trauma in him, is not being able to reconcile his logic and emotion. I think for me, going into it, I chose Pike to be this beacon of humanity and human role model.”

Speaking on his podcast ‘The Well,’ Mount talked about how he felt about joining the ‘Trek’ franchise, saying:

“It’s crazy man. Getting cast in ‘Star Trek’ is not like getting any other job. It’s also kind of like a rite of passage that very few actors get to enjoy. It’s nuts because you’re not just joining a cast, you’re joining cultural touchstone, a big family. Jonathan Frakes, who played Number One in ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ he’s our current director for episode two. Of course, I worked with Colm Meaney and they’re constantly asking me about Colm and Marvin Rush, who was the DP on Hell on Wheels, shot a lot of ‘Star Trek.’”

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is now filming the second season, which will premiere on CBS All-Access on January 17, 2019.