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WATCH: Sonequa Martin-Green Discusses Playing First Officer Michael Burnham on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

Published on September 24th, 2017 | Updated on September 24th, 2017 | By FanFest

Starting Sunday night, Sonequa Martin-Green steps out of the zombie apocalypse and into interstellar space!  Martin-Green is starring in CBS’s newest series Star Trek: Discovery as First Officer Michael Burnham however, immediately her character is faced with conflict.

In a new featurette on the series, Martin-Green and executive producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts discuss how First Officer Burnham is a woman of two worlds.  Burnham is of human descent, however, after her parents were killed by Klingons, she was raised by Vulcan Ambassador Sarek (aka. Spock’s father).  The Vulcan influences in her upbringing mixed with her natural human emotions give her a unique outlook on the universe.

Her background certainly is intriguing and Martin-Green takes great pride in this role and in the Star Trek: Discovery series.  We can’t wait to see what Star Trek: Discovery has in store for fans!

The series will premiere Sunday (Tonight) on CBS at 8:30 pm EST but first, check out the featurette below and let Sonequa Martin-Green introduce you to her new character First Officer Michael Burnham:

The full description for the upcoming series below:

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship and new characters while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.


The series will premiere on the CBS Television Network Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 with all subsequent episodes available on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service, and will be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV. STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Bryan Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers.


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