'Star Trek: Discovery' Drops Trailer at NYCC: See the New Spock! (VIDEO)
One major thing to look out for in the two-plus minute sneak peek: a first look at Ethan Peck as a bearded Spock. “As a child, I had the same vision again and again,” he says in the clip. “Now I understand its meaning, and where it must lead.”
Fans also saw new casting addition Rebecca Romijn as Number One and returning star Michelle Yeoh, who plays Philippa Georgiou aka Section 31's new recruit.
The panel was moderated by Romijn and featured cast members: Sonequa Martin-Green (Commander Michael Burnham), Doug Jones (Commander Saru), Shazad Latif (Ash Tyler), Mary Wiseman (Ensign Sylvia Tilly), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Commander Paul Stamets), Michelle Yeoh (Philippa Georgiou), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), Mary Chieffo (L’Rell), Anson Mount (Captain Christopher Pike), and Peck, plus Kurtzman and and fellow EP Heather Kadin.
Peck said the audition process was long but when he finally did get the text from the casting director that he landed the coveted part, he sat down on the street and cried.
The actor also acknowledged he has big shoes to fill (Leonard Nimoy famously played the beloved character) and said putting on the ears for the first time was an "outrageous" moment.
The cast was pretty tight-lipped but Kurtzman teased that Season 2 is "an incredible season" and fans will "see a light a the end of the tunnel," storyline-wise.
Martin-Green was particularly excited because her husband, Kenric Green, is joining the cast in an unknown role. She also spoke about how Discovery highlights diversity.
The show is about "beings who are different" and have "emotional complexity." Fans connect with these characters because they see themselves represented on-screen — they identify with those same struggles.
Meanwhile, Jones teased his role as Commander Saru. The actor said the character "finds out something about himself that he didn't know" before.
Saru also gets to visit his home planet and fans will meet his sister. Jones was excited to learn that the writers gave Saru more of a backstory, particularly about his origins.
Watch the trailer below:
Star Trek: Discovery, Season 2 Premiere, Thursday, January 17, CBS All Access