Now that Star Trek: Picard – Season 1 has been released in total, the eyes of the Trek world turn to Discovery, whose Season 3 release was supposed to follow soon after the finale of Picard. Today’s Discovery teaser (below) promises that it will be ”coming soon,” which apparently will not be right after Picard’s finishes airing.

The filming of the show started in July 2019, and was completed in February. Filming is just one part of the entire production process. Editing, special effects, and other post-production activities take place over the weeks and months after primary filming.

Thanks to the Corona Virus, many productions have ground to a halt, and prod-production activities have moved off-site. Check out this post by Discovery editor, Scott Gamzon:

It’s a pretty sweet set-up for Scott, but editing at home can’t be the same as editing in a studio. Though he does have his powerful “Trash Can” MacPro at his side.

Even Discovery’s doctor himself (Wilson Cruz) posted that he expects the debut of Season 3 to be delayed:

Hopefully, it’s sooner, rather than later. This must be a pain in the butt for ViacomCBS’s czar of Star Trek, Alex Kurtzman, who was working toward a plan to have Trek on CBS All Access virtually year round. Those would be Discovery, Picard, Short Treks, Lower Decks, the Section 31 show, and a rumored Pike show. Whew! That’s a lot of Star Trek!