"Star Trek: Short Treks" To Premiere Oct. 4 On CBS All Access
The four short episodes feature Aldis Hodge, Doug Jones, Mary Wiseman, and Rainn Wilson.
CBS All Access today announced Star Trek: Short Treks, four stand-alone short stories, will begin rolling out on Thursday, Oct. 4, in anticipation of the early 2019 return of Star Trek: Discovery.
Each short will run approximately 10-15 minutes and will be an opportunity for fans to dive deeper into key themes and characters that fit into the Star Trek: Discovery and expanding Star Trek universe.
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Each of the Star Trek: Short Treks four stories will center on a key character, including familiar faces from Star Trek: Discovery: Mary Wiseman (Tilly), Doug Jones (Saru), and Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd), in a short he will also direct, as well as a new character unfamiliar to fans, Craft, played by Aldis Hodge.
The four installments of Star Trek: Short Treks will roll out as follows:
"Runaway" – Thursday, Oct. 4
Onboard the U.S.S. Discovery, Ensign Tilly (Mary Wiseman) encounters an unexpected visitor in need of help. However, this unlikely pair may have more in common than meets the eye. Written by Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman. Directed by Maja Vrvilo.
"Calypso" – Thursday, Nov. 8
After waking up in an unfamiliar sickbay, Craft (Aldis Hodge) finds himself to be on board a deserted ship, his only companion and hope for survival, an A.I. computer interface. Teleplay by Michael Chabon. Story by Sean Cochran and Michael Chabon. Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi.
"The Brightest Star" – Thursday, Dec. 6
Before he was the first Kelpien to join Starfleet, Saru (Doug Jones) lived a simple life on his home planet 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. Written by Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt. Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski.
"The Escape Artist" – Thursday, Jan. 3
Harry Mudd (Rainn Wilson), 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. Written by Mike McMahan. Directed by Rainn Wilson.
Star Trek: Short Treks is the latest expansion of Star Trek: Discovery and the Star Trek franchise on CBS All Access. CBS All Access also recently announced plans for a new untitled Star Trek series featuring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard.
Stay tuned for more news about Star Trek: Short Treks, and stream the entire first season of Star Trek: Discovery, exclusively on CBS All Access.