Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 has arrived! We may be waiting a long time for some of our favorite TV shows to come back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but, thankfully, Star Trek: Discovery is not one of them. The cast and crew finished production on the upcoming third season well before the coronavirus hit, which means we’re getting an entire new season of this show.
The first episode of Season 3 premiered on Thursday, October 15th to CBS All-Access in the United States, with new episodes dropping every Thursday at 12am PT / 3am ET. The latest? Episode 10, “Terra Firma, Part 2.” You can read our review of the episode here.
Here’s everything we know about the upcoming season so far, including details on the next episode…
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 11 Release Date, Trailer, & Synopsis
Up next, Episode 11 of the season, which will drop at 3am ET on CBS All-Access on December 10th. The episode is titled “The Su’Kal.” Here’s the synopsis…
Discovery ventures to the Verubin Nebula, where Burnham, Saru, and Culber make a shocking realization about the origin of the Burn as the rest of the crew faces an unexpected threat.
And here’s the trailer:
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode Guide
Click on the blue links below to read our full reviews of each episode. There will be 13 episodes in Season 3.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 1: That Hope is You, Part 1
“Arriving 930 years in the future, Burnham navigates a galaxy she no longer recognizes while searching for the rest of the U.S.S. Discovery crew. “
Original airdate: 10/15/20
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 2: Far From Home
“After the U.S.S. Discovery crash-lands on a strange planet, the crew finds themselves racing against time to repair their ship. Meanwhile, Saru and Tilly embark on a perilous first-contact mission in hopes of finding Burnham.”
Original airdate: 10/22/20
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 3: People of Earth
“Finally reunited, Burnham and the U.S.S. Discovery crew journey to Earth, eager to learn what happened to the Federation in their absence.”
Original airdate: 10/29/20
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 4: Forget Me Not
“Burnham and Adira visit the Trill homeworld in hopes of unlocking the secrets trapped within Adira’s mind. Back on the U.S.S. Discovery, Saru’s efforts to help the crew reconnect with one another take a surprising turn.”
Original airdate: 11/5/20
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 5: Die Trying
“After reuniting with what remains of Starfleet and the Federation, the U.S.S. Discovery and its crew must prove that a 930 year old crew and starship are exactly what this new future needs.”
Original airdate: 11/12/20
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 6: Scavengers
“After receiving a message from Book, Burnham and Georgiou embark on a rogue mission to find him, leaving Saru to pick up the pieces with Admiral Vance. Meanwhile, Stamets forms an unexpected bond with Adira.”
Original airdate: 11/19/20
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 7: Unification III
“While grappling with the fallout of her recent actions, and what her future might hold, Burnham agrees to represent the Federation in an intense debate about the release of politically sensitive – but highly valuable – Burn data.”
Original airdate: 11/26/20
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 8: The Sanctuary
“Burnham and the U.S.S. Discovery crew travel to Book’s home planet to help rescue it from Osyraa, the formidable leader of the Emerald Chain. Meanwhile, Stamets and Adira continue their search for valuable information on the origin of the Burn.”
Original airdate: 12/3/20
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 9: Terra Firma, Part 1
“The U.S.S. Discovery crew journey to a mysterious planet in hopes of finding a cure for Georgiou’s deteriorating condition. Stamets and Adira make a stunning breakthrough with the newly acquired Burn data.”
Original airdate: 12/10/20
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 10: Terra Firma, Part 2
“Georgiou uncovers the true depths of the plot against her, leading her to a revelation about how deeply her time on the U.S.S. Discovery truly changed her.”
Original airdate: 12/17/20
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 11: Su’Kal
“Discovery ventures to the Verubin Nebula, where Burnham, Saru, and Culber make a shocking realization about the origin of the Burn as the rest of the crew faces an unexpected threat. “
Original airdate: 12/24/20
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Cast
With the Discovery jumping 950 years into the future in the Season 2 finale with only some of its series regular cast, and several Star Trek spin-off shows in the works, you better believe its Season 3 cast might look a bit different.
Here’s who was on board when Discovery made that jump into the future: Cmdr. Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), Cmdr. Saru (Doug Jones), Lt. Cmdr. Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp), Ensign Sylvia Tilly (Mary Wiseman), Dr. Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz), Cmdr. Nhan (Rachael Ancheril), Lt. Nilsson (Sara Mitich), Lt. Keyla Detmer (Emily Coutts), Lt. Gen Rhys (Patrick Kwok-Choon), Lt. Joann Owosekun (Oyin Oladejo), Lt. R.A. Bryce (Ronnie Rowe), Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh), and Jett Reno (Tig Notaro).
British actor David Ajala (Nightflyers, Supergirl) joined Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 as a new character named Cleveland Booker. Deadline describes him as having “a natural charisma and devil-may-care attitude that tends to get him into trouble as often as it gets him out.”
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 also introduced the show first trans characters: Blu del Barrio playing a non-binary human character named Adira and Ian Alexander as a transgender Trill character named Gray. You can read more about that announcement here.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Trailer
Here is the full official trailer for Star Trek: Discovery Season 3…
And here is a teaser trailer…
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Showrunners
Interestingly, the third season of Star Trek: Discovery has manifested under the purview of an amended creative staff, with current showrunner Alex Kurtzman set to be joined in that capacity by Michelle Paradise. As Kurtzman explains in a statement of his new partner:
Michelle joined us midway through season two and energized the room with her ferocious knowledge of ‘Trek.’ Her grasp of character and story detail, her drive and her focus have already become essential in ensuring the ‘Trek’ legacy, and her fresh perspective always keeps us looking forward. I’m proud to say Michelle and I are officially running STAR TREK: DISCOVERY together.
Paradise’s arrival marks yet another major shakeup in the Star Trek: Discovery creative team, which notably experienced a tectonic shift after co-creator and showrunner, Bryan Fuller, departed the series after Season 1. After his replacements, Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg, exited, the series returned under Kurtzman for Season 2, restructured from much of Fuller’s previous grandiose (and seriously expensive) concepts.