The following article contains spoilers from Star Trek Discovery’s season one finale.
The first full trailer for the second season of Star Trek Discovery has arrived, and it features our first look at a young Spock (Ethan Peck) with a beard. We’ve seen Spock with a goatee before, but never a full beard, and the internet has lost its mind.
The closing moments of the first season left things on a cliffhanger with the Discovery coming face to face with the Enterprise. Captained by Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), the famed ship will feature heavily throughout the second run of the hit show. It might have been a slow burn, but the first season of Discovery was an unexpected pleasure. I still think it’s debatable as to the necessity of the f-bomb that was dropped in one episode, but Discovery’s maiden voyage was mostly a success.
Behind the scenes, co-creator Alex Kurtzman has taken over as showrunner following Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts’ dismissal earlier this year. Including Bryan Fuller, who left during production of the first season, Discovery is in its fourth showrunner, giving Designated Survivor a run for its money to see who can have the most showrunners in the shortest amount of time.
Star Trek Discovery returns to CBS All Access on January 17, UK fans will be able to beam new episodes weekly on Netflix shortly after the US.
Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS All Access, the story of “Star Trek: Discovery” begins roughly a decade before Captain Kirk’s five-year mission — as portrayed in the original “Star Trek” from the 1960s — and a century before the events of “Star Trek: Enterprise.” The series follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they encounter new worlds and civilizations, delving into familiar themes and expanding upon an incident that has been talked about within the franchise’s universe, but never fully explored.