'Discovery' to focus on a female lieutenant commander, set in pre-Kirk era
The showrunner behind the new Star Trek TV series just revealed a lot of fresh information about the new series, including that the upcoming series will focus on a female lead character — likely played by an actor with a “level of diversity” — who will be a lieutenant commander on a starship.
At the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, writer-producer Bryan Fuller took questions from critics. Star Trek is being rebooted for the small screen next January as Star Trek: Discovery, which will launch on CBS and then exclusively switch to the network’s streaming service CBS All Access. Another Trek series previously had a female lead: Voyager, which ran from 1995 to 2001, starred Kate Mulgrew.More details