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Star Trek: Discovery first look shows The Walking Dead’s Sonequa Martin-Green in character as First Officer Michael Turnham with co-star Michelle Yeoh

The series was first announce back in 2015, leaving fans eager to see what the show is all about.

Star Trek: Discovery is set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek film series.

It will also be in a separate timeline from the current Star Trek movies, which star the likes of Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana.

Discovery will explore a previously mentioned event from the history of Star Trek while following the crew of the USS Discovery.

The first looking at upcoming series Star Trek: Discovery has been revealed [YouTube]
The series boasts an impressive cast, including The Walking Dead star Sonequa Martin-Green [Getty]

The series is set to run for thirteen episodes when it debuts later this year.

Discovery’s cast boasts stars such as The Walking Dead’s Sonequa Martin-Green and Harry Potter’s Jason Isaacs.

Meanwhile Hannibal star Bryan Fuller serves as the series co-creator.

In the first official picture to be released from Discovery, Sonequa Martin-Green is seen in character alongside co-star Michelle Yeoh.

The snap was revealed by Entertainment Weekly, who debuted the shot on their Instagram page.

They wrote in their caption: “Your first look at #StarTrekDiscovery has arrived!!

“Here’s the first photo of stars #MichelleYeoh and @therealsonequa!”

They added: “The image has the duo beamed down to an as-yet-unrevealed planet.”

Fans immediately responded to the picture with excitement.

One simply wrote: “AWESOME.”

While another posted: “Wow,” and a third added: “OH MY GOD”

Actress Michelle plays Captain Philippa Georgiou in Discovery while Sonequa portrays First Officer Michael Burnham.

Star Trek: Discovery writer Bryan Fuller recently revealed details of Sonequa’s character – nicknamed Number One [Getty]

The show’s writer and producer Bryan Fuller recently revealed why Sonequa’s character, the series’ protagonist, was not made a starship captain, like those of previous Star Trek series.

He explained he wanted “to see a character from a different perspective on the starship.”

“One who has different dynamic relationships with a captain, with subordinates… it gave us richer context,” he added.

He also admitted why the character’s nickname is Number One.

Star Trek: Discovery is set ten years before the original Star Trek film series [YouTube]

Bryan revealed that the decision was made in honour of the character of the same name portrayed by Majel Barrett in the original Star Trek pilot.

Stark Trek: Discovery will debut on All Access later this year.

Source: http://www.ok.co.uk/tv/1075472/star-trek-discovery-prequel-series-when-does-it-start-cast-channel-sonequa-martin-green-walking-dead

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