The second season will also visit the Kelpiens' home planet, now known to be called Kamanar, and Jones teased there may be a secret behind the Kelpiens' lives on the planet. He found out he got the role when he got a message from the casting director that said "Welcome aboard, Mr. Spock".
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"Discovery has been an incredible joy this season", said Kurtzman.
Jones said Saru finds out something about himself and what it means to be a Kelpien in Season 2, something he did not know but will be "challenging".
Culber was killed by a confused Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif) partway through the first season, but as Cruz has remained part of the season 2 promotional circuit, one can assume that his character will return in some form or other.
Viewers will see L'Rell in charge and her arc will have her embracing her femininity - her character will grow her hair now that the war with Starfleet is over, as Klingons shave their heads during wartime in this iteration of Star Trek. "Tilly's spirit is so tirelessly about finding the best version of herself". Kardin went on to explain that they still wanted Peck and Mount to bring their own takes on these iconic characters.
Tilly's portrayer Mary Wiseman added, "This is a character who may feel isolated in another world, but this is a universe where everything is possible for her". Everything may also include Telosians, the alien race from that initial unaired pilot and Original Series episode "The Menagerie", as Kurtzman hinted at their return as well. The pair have both been separated from their real siblings for years, but they have each other as surrogate siblings.