As the world continues to hang on each and every exciting reveal from the upcoming Star Trek: Picard, it's easy to forget that Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery should be pretty exciting as well. The CBS All Access series made a massive jump into the future at the end of last season, and will return in new episodes in an era beyond where any Star Trek series has ventured before.
Saru actor Doug Jones is excited about the upcoming season, and explained that the story will really get moving when the adventure returns. Lots of answers are coming, including answers that will update his standing on the Discovery.
The story is unfolding at a rapid pace. ... Season 3 is going to blow you away. We jumped to the future at the end of Season 2. This is a big deal. We’ve boldly gone where no Star Trek series has gone before. We started before the original series, now we've jumped all the way till after Voyager. So we’re gonna see what happens in the future. What condition is the Federation in? We don't know yet. We’re gonna find out when we land. What happens to me and my rank? I’m a Commander, but I’m also acting Captain of the ship because we lost all our captains now. I take the ship and so, do I get to keep the Captain’s chair? Do I have to give it away to another Federation/ Starfleet captain in the future? We’re gonna find out all that when we get there.
Doug Jones is promising the answers to a lot of questions fans had at the end of Star Trek: Discovery Season 2. The official story told to Starfleet by those left behind following the big battle with Control was that the Discovery was destroyed. Only a select few know the truth that the Discovery leapt to the future, all in an attempt to protect its technology from any forces, time-traveling or otherwise, intent on owning it.
Several centuries have passed since then, so it wouldn't be surprising if some within Starfleet learned the truth behind what happened with the Discovery. If so, envoys may be waiting for the ship in order to intercept the crew, as could enemies hoping to deceive the time-travelers who may not even know which way is up. Hell, there's 100 things fans may expect, which is what Doug Jones has told Collider is part of the fun in being a part of this season.
There's absolutely a freedom that we're all excited about, the writers especially. They adhered to canon beautifully in the timeline before the original series, they got us in a great transition that will go into the original series now seamlessly. Now we jumped ahead and they can add to canon, make the canon and whole new chapter. And that's very exciting for all of us.
It's something Star Trek fans all around should be excited about, as Star Trek: Discovery is free from the bonds of adhering to past canon. Additionally, it has the ability to create new canon in an untapped era of the Star Trek timeline, which broadens the creative freedom writers can have immensely. No one should really be mad at that, unless of course they were hoping for many more adventures with Anson Mount's Captain Pike.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 is in the works, though fans have not been told when to expect the CBS All Access series to return. Stick with CinemaBlend as always for updates on what's happening in the world of television and movies.