Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Bryan Fuller has shed some light on what fans should expect from the upcoming TV series, including the fact that it will take place in the Prime timeline featuring William Shatner’s Captain Kirk. The reason for that is to avoid clashing with any future instalments of the big screen franchise which stars Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.

Star Trek: Discovery apparently takes place 10 years before Kirk’s mission, with Fuller explaining: “There’s an incident and and event in Star Trek history, that’s been talked about but never been explored. To do this series, we’re telling a much more serialised story, to dig deep into a very tantalising storyline. And we have a character who’s on a journey, and in order to understand something that is alien she first has to understand herself.”

That serialised story will consist of just thirteen episodes, though Fuller confirmed that he would rather to lessen that number to ten in order to tell a tighter story. The showrunner also confirmed that Star Trek: Discovery’s female lead will be referred to as “Number One” before her real name is revealed nearer the end of the season. That’s definitely an intriguing move.

The cast is expected to be very diverse, while robots will also be featured. Fuller also mentioned that we could end up seeing some familiar faces appear in the show.

The final big Star Trek: Discovery reveal came when he added that the first hour will be written by him and Alex Kurtzman, with the second penned by Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan). That’s a great start, and it sounds like this will be one to watch…