5 Predictions For 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2

Ryan Britt

After the unexpected and classic ending of the first season of Star Trek: Discovery, fans are already wondering, what’s next? Could Mr. Spock actually appear? The showrunners of Discovery tell Inverse that they are literally writing the first episode of the second season right now, but that they can’t say anything specific…yet.

Spock would certainly disapprove of a lot of conjecture without actually having facts, but there are still a few predictions we can make about the next season at this point. We know the USS Enterprise has appeared, and we know some of the characters who are living there. We also know what some of the actors on Discovery have said about the future of the show. So, with that in mind, let’s boldly dive into predictions for season 2 of the next big Trek.

Spoilers ahead for season one of *Star Trek: Discovery. But you knew that already.

Spock and Captain Pike in the "The Cage'

We’ll See Spock

Despite the fact the creative team of Discovery is being a little evasive about questions concerning Spock directly, it seems like we’ll probably still catch a glimpse of the most beloved Trek character ever. Even if it’s just the back of his head while he’s looking into one of those scanners.

The name is Bryce, not just "random communications man."

The USS Discovery Bridge Crew Will Become Central

Bryce, Airiam, Rhys, Detmer and Owosekun all became increasingly more and more important as the first season of the show unfolded. But, the vast majority of people actually running the starship Discovery aren’t actually listed as major cast members. But, these characters have become super popular with fans and will likely get a lot more screentime in season 2.

Dr. Culber (Wilson Cruz) and Cpatain Lorca (Jason Isaacs) in 'Star Trek: Discovery.'

Culber Will Return…Somehow

The sudden death of Dr. Culber was not only shocking but concerning. Many fans worried that a tired trope of LGBTQ characters being killed-off was suddenly infecting the new Star Trek.