Sonequa Martin-Green portrays the lead role of Michael Burnham in “Star Trek: Discovery,” which premieres Sept. 24, 2017.
Among the reveals Saturday at the “Star Trek: Discovery” panel at San Diego Comic-Con is that lead character Micheal Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) is the biological daughter of Spock’s mother Amanda , and Spock’s father Sarek is her surrogate father.
The character was also raised on Vulcan.
As to how the show is going to thread the needle of introducing a heretofore unrevealed major character in Star Trek canon , Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman told the Comic-Con audience, “We’re aware. You’ll see where it’s going, but we are staying consistent with canon.”
And here is the new trailer:
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) July 22, 2017
“Star Trek: Discovery” premieres Sept. 24 on CBS before moving to the CBS All Access app, which requires a paid subscription, for the remainder of the first season.
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