Recently some exciting news was released by the man running Star Trek on TV, Alex Kurtzman that there will be 6 more "Short Treks" coming this fall...4 live action shorts and 2 animated shorts. Kurtzman said:
'We’re doing six more of them. Two of them are animated, and the two that we’re doing that are animated are unlike our two animated shows. What I love about the Short Treks is that to me they are an experimental training ground, and a place to experiment with different things. Directors who we’ve never worked with before, tones we’ve never tried before.
Michael Giacchino is doing one of the animated shorts and Olatunde Osunsanmi is doing another one in the animated shorts and he’s our main director on Discovery. And again, different animation styles, totally different tones. Aimed at kids, I would say, more than adults, those two."
Kurtzman didn't give a lot of details about all of the shorts,but he did go into detail on one of them called "Chaos Theory" which will bring back Ethan Peck as Spock and Rebecca Romijn as Number One. It looks like this short is going to be similar to other Short Treks, such as “Runaway” in terms of being a character piece, and may be a little side story featuring just Number One and Spock...with no mention of Anson Mount as Captain Pike returning for this short. It would be neat to see Spock and Number One working together and see their relationship in more detail than we were able to see in season 2 of Star Trek Discovery.
There haven't been many details on the other Short Treks that are coming, but we will keep you updated as soon as we learn more. One thing is for sure though....Star Trek's future on TV has never looked brighter!!