CBS All Access is expanding the Star Trek universe with four short stories, Star Trek: Short Treks. The companion series will air monthly leading up to the 2019 return of Star Trek: Discovery and will focus on characters from that series, according to Deadline.com.
Three of the stories will focus on one character from Discovery. Tilly (Mary Wiseman), Saru (Doug Jones), Harry Mudd (Rainn Wilson) and the fourth will introduce a new character Craft, played by Aldis Hodge. Wilson will also direct his short story.
Fans won’t have to wait long for the short series. Here are the dates and episode descriptions, courtesy of Deadline.
“Runaway” – Thursday, Oct. 4
Onboard the U.S.S. Discovery, Ensign Tilly encounters an unexpected visitor in need of help. However, this unlikely pair may have more in common than meets the eye.
“Calypso” – Thursday, Nov. 8
After waking up in an unfamiliar sickbay, Craft finds himself on board a deserted ship, and his only companion and hope for survival is an A.I. computer interface.
“The Brightest Star” – Thursday, Dec. 6
Before he was the first Kelpien to join Starfleet, Saru lived a simple life on his home planet of Kaminar with his father and sister. Young Saru, full of ingenuity and a level of curiosity uncommon among his people, yearns to find out what lies beyond his village, leading him on an unexpected path.
“The Escape Artist” – Thursday, Jan. 3
Harry Mudd, back to his old tricks of stealing and double-dealing, finds himself in a precarious position aboard a hostile ship – just in time to try out his latest con.