Star Trek may be more associated with the big screen than the small these days, but there will soon be a new Star Trek TV series to keep fans new and old happy. Here's what you need to know about Star Trek: Discovery.

What is Star Trek: Discovery?

The first trailer for the new Star Trek TV show reveals it will be set 10 years before Captain Kirk, Spock and the Starship Enterprise of the original 60s TV series.

It seems there will be a new ship and new characters and features a return of the Klingons.The series is billed as "a new chapter in the Star Trek saga".

Who stars in Star Trek: Discovery?

The cast features among others Sonequa Martin-Green from The Walking Dead, Jason Isaacs (who you might recognise as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films) and Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Tomorrow Never Dies).

Which channel is Star Trek: Discovery on?

Star Trek: Discovery will stream later this year on Netflix in the UK. Netflix is available via your BT TV box.

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The streaming service has said the series will "feature a new ship, new characters, and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers."

First look at the Star Trek: Discovery trailer

Watch the first-look trailer below. CONTENT WARNING: Not suitable for younger audiences.
The trailer opens with Captain Philippa Georgiou, played by Yeoh, telling First Officer Michael Burnham (Martin-Green) that it is time for her first command as they walk across a desert planet.

There are also scenes on the bridge of the Discovery as the ship engages the Klingons.

How many Star Trek: Discovery episodes will there be?

The first series will feature 15 episodes - two more than the previously announced 13.

When does Star Trek: Discovery start?

Star Trek: Discovery is expected to begin this autumn.

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