“Star Trek: Discovery” Aiming For Q3 Launch

Leslie Moonves, CEO of CBS Corp., has confirmed that it plans to launch its “Star Trek: Discovery” series through its CBS All Access streaming service some time in the late Summer or early Fall.

Speaking at a Morgan Stanley investor conference, Moonves says the new series requires “a lot of post production” but he “was confident” in its quality from what he’s seen so far: “It’s important to get it right, and Star Trek is the family jewels. We’re not going to rush it in.”

The project has been delayed a few times, most notably from a proposed May launch, due to Bryan Fuller’s decision to step back from showrunner duties. Moonves is confident though that the Trek fans will come:

“There are millions and millions of Trekkies out there. We know for a fact that the other versions of ‘Star Trek’ – there were seven other series, some of them were great and some of them were terrible – they all did really well on Netflix. That gave us great confidence that this was the right choice to put the full court press on ‘All Access.'”

Netflix will make each episode of the new series available in 188 countries, minus the U.S. and Canada, within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere with Moonves saying the streaming giant “paid a very good license fee” for the privilege. The new series is currently in production.

Source: The Live Feed