Those waiting for Star Trek: Short Treks will not have to wait much longer, as the premiere episode will debut Thursday, October 4 on CBS All Access.
The four stories will focus on Tilly, Saru, Harry Mudd, and a new character, Craft, played by Aldis Hodge.
Here are the dates and story descriptions:
Runaway – Thursday, October 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 and Alex Kurtzman, Runaway was directed by Maja Vrvilo.
Calypso – Thursday, November 8:
“After waking up in an unfamiliar sickbay, Craft (Aldis Hodge) finds himself on board a deserted ship, and his only companion and hope for survival is an A.I. computer interface.”
Calypso‘s teleplay is by Michael Chabon. The story comes from Sean Cochran and Michael Chabon. Olatunde Osunsanmi directed this episode.
The Brightest Star – Thursday, December 6:
“Before he was the first Kelpien to join Starfleet, Saru (Doug Jones) 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 Brightest Star was written by Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt. Douglas Aarniokoski was the director for this episode.
The Escape Artist – Thursday, January 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.”
The Escape Artist was written by Michael McMahan and directed by Rainn Wilson.