“Star Trek: Discovery” showrunner Bryan Fuller got Trekkies all in a tizzy when he released a new photo of an alien makeup test for the upcoming series.
The picture doesn’t reveal much, but does feature an alien head with two antennae at the top. Fuller didn’t elaborate, but many fans are speculating that this indicates the Andorians will be appearing in the new show.
The Andorians have been a part of “Star Trek” since the original 1968 series, but figured most prominently into “Star Trek: Enterprise.” They — along with humans, Vulcans and the Tellarites — are among the founding members of the United Federation of Planets.
It has not been officially confirmed at what point in the “Star Trek” timeline “Discovery” will take place, but if the Andorians will be featured, that further fuels speculation that the show will be set after “Enterprise” but prior to the original series.
“Star Trek: Discovery” is scheduled to premiere on CBS All Access in 2017 and will launch with a special preview broadcast on the CBS television network.
The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will be available exclusively in the U.S. on CBS All Access, the network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. The new “Star Trek” series marks the first original series developed for CBS All Access.
Nicholas Meyer, who directed and co-wrote “Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan,” co-wrote “Star Trek IV” and co-wrote and directed “Star Trek VI,” will serve as a writer and consulting producer on the series.