Production on the second season of Star Trek: Discovery has begun, and could that second season include a female same-sex couple?
At Wondercon, showrunners Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts were asked about that possibility. Harberts said, “In terms of your question about a same-sex couple on the female side, you know, you may very well be already watching one and you just don’t know.”
“As a gay man, what’s very important to me about portraying gay characters is that they always lead with their competence and their characters first and not with their sexuality. And that’s true of everybody on our bridge. All of our characters, who are so different, they lead with their professionalism and their strong character first. But you may already have a window into a relationship and you just don’t know it.”