STAR TREK: DISCOVERY PUSHED BACK TO MAY
Star Trek: Discovery, originally slated to debut in January, will start in May.
The 13-episode Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on CBS, during the May sweeps, after which all episodes will be made available on CBS All Access exclusively in the U.S. and Netflix internationally in 188 country and on Bell Media in Canada.
Star Trek: Discovery has three completed scripts and the first season mapped out. The show is on track according to its production schedule but the producers proactively asked the studio for more time to use in pre-production, filming and post.
“Bringing Star Trek back to television carries a responsibility and mission: to connect fans and newcomers alike to the series that has fed our imaginations since childhood,” Kurtzman and Fuller said in a statement. “We aim to dream big and deliver, and that means making sure the demands of physical and post-production for a show that takes place entirely in space, and the need to meet an air date, don’t result in compromised quality. Before heading into production, we evaluated these realities with our partners at CBS and they agreed: Star Trek deserves the very best, and these extra few months will help us achieve a vision we can all be proud of.”
“The series template and episodic scripts that Alex and Bryan have delivered are incredibly vivid and compelling,” said CBS TV Studios president David Stapf. “They are building a new, very ambitious Star Trek world for television, and everyone involved supports their vision for the best timing to bring to life what we all love on the page.”
Star Trek: Discovery is executive produced by Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth.