It’s official. “Star Trek: Discovery” Season 2 will be back on Netflix UK this coming January, together with a new captain and a peek at a younger version of our old friend Spock. The announcement was made by executive producer Alex Kurtzman at New York Comic-Con over the weekend.

After the premiere episode, the season will stream on Netflix one episode at a time on Fridays. Those patient enough to wait can binge all 13 episodes of the second season of “Star Trek: Discovery” once they have all been available. A new trailer has been released, giving more details about the new season, showing the new captain and giving a peek at a young Spock.

Second season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ coming soon

Sonequa Martin-Green (“The Walking Dead”) is back as Michael Burnham, along with Anson Mount as the new captain, Christopher Pike, Doug Jones (“The Shape of Water”), Mary Wiseman, Shazard Latif, Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck as Spock. I, personally, don’t see Spock in the new actor (he resembles Che Guevara), but I suppose he will grow on me.

As noted by Digital Spy, the new season looks to be exciting, as the crew of the Discovery investigates aliens, a Red Angel and other discoveries, while getting a cultural education along the way.

Speaking about season 2 at the San Diego Comic-Con earlier in the year, Kurtzman had said he was interested in adding a disabled character to the cast at some time in the near future.

Kurtzman said he was curious about what “differently abled” would mean in 300 to 400 years time, where modern medicine is so advanced and so many of our current diseases and problems are gone.

He said covering that aspect would be great, as long as it feels suitable for “Star Trek.”

Spock returns to ‘Star Trek’

Rolling Stone reports that the ship’s crew, under their new Captain Pike, will be heading out to save a younger version of the popular Vulcan character, Spock, who is in danger somewhere. Along the way, they will also be looking for a purported celestial being named the “Red Angel.”

In the trailer, Burnham can be heard to say she has also seen the “Red Angel” and that it gives her the unmistakable feeling that everything will be all right.

Right at the end, we see the young Spock, played by Peck, who Rolling Stone reports is the late actor Gregory Peck’s grandson.

Viewers in the US can start streaming season 2 of “Star Trek: Discovery” on CBS All Access, while UK fans can enjoy the show’s premiere on Netflix on 18 January 2019, and every Friday from then on.