Among the reveals Saturday at the Star Trek: Discovery panel at San Diego Comic-Con is that lead character Micheal Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) is the biological daughter of Spock's mother Amanda, and Spock's father Sarek is her surrogate father.
The character was also raised on Vulcan.
As to how the show is going to thread the needle of introducing a heretofore unrevealed major character in Star Trek canon, Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman told the Comic-Con audience, "We're aware. You'll see where it's going, but we are staying consistent with canon."
And here is the new trailer.
Star Trek: Discovery premieres September 24 on CBS before moving to the CBS All Access app for the remainder of the first season.