It seems that upcoming series ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ won’t be standing on the shoulders of TV giant ‘Game Of Thrones’ according to a recent interview with showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg.
The show, which releases on September 24th on CBS will not draw inspiration from the HBO fantasy in with the ‘Nobody is safe’ theme that we’ve seen repeatedly throughout ‘Game Of Thrones’ as well as newer shows, and according to the ‘Star Trek’ producers, that style has ‘Changed television’.
In a recent interview with EW, the showrunners, Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg said this:
[Berg] “Game of Thrones changed television. They almost made it difficult to fall in love with people because you didn’t know if they were going to be taken away from you. That show’s had an influence on all TV dramas that have come after it.”
Aaron Harberts also spoke of the change GoT made to TV, and how it will effect ‘Star Trek: Discovery’:
[Harberts] “Death isn’t treated gratuitously on this show. It’s not for shock value [like ‘Game Of Thrones’]. But when it happens we want to make sure that people really feel it.”
The show will feature former ‘The Walking Dead’ actress, Sonequa Martin-Green, who portrayed Sasha on the AMC show. She will play Officer Burnham on Star Trek. She moves from a show that, like ‘Game Of Thrones’ is notorious for killing off main characters. [TWD Spoiler] Sasha herself was killed off last season.
Why don’t you watch the official trailer again? Watch it below: