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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Here’s the Deal With Michael Burnham’s Parents

Trekkies everywhere will rejoice on Sept. 24, 2017, when the highly-anticipated Star Trek: Discovery premieres on CBS. Fans of the series are especially excited because this is the first time in more than 10 years that the legendary franchise has returned to TV.

Since the first trailer was released in May, there have been many questions about the series and its main character, Michael Burnham. Showrunners revealed that Discovery is a prequel, set 10 years before the original Star Trek series in the “Prime” universe.

And what about the protagonist? Well, we know that she is a woman played by The Walking Dead’s Sonequa Martin-Green and has a very interesting storyline. The actress previously announced that she is Spock’s adopted sister and was raised by Sarek and Amanda. So what happened to Burnham’s parents?

Here’s the deal on that and a list of everything else we know about the lead character.

1. She is not a starship captain

 Actress Sonequa Martin-Green poses in a green dress at the premiere of AMC's 'Fear The Walking Dead' Season 2.

 Actress Sonequa Martin-Green poses in a green dress at the premiere of AMC's 'Fear The Walking Dead' Season 2. Sonequa Martin-Green | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

That’s right: Martin-Green’s character is not captain of a startship (at least, not at first).

“I’m the first officer on the U.S.S. Shenzhou that is captained by Captain Philippa Georgiou, who is played by the amazing Michelle Yeoh,” she told Entertainment Weekly.

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