CBS All Access have announced a new premiere dates for its new original series “Star Trek: Discovery” which has been pushed back four months from January to May next year.
In a statement, executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller say the delay is so that the creative team has the appropriate time for delivery of the highest quality first new “Star Trek” TV series in over a decade:
“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. 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.”
David Stapf, President of CBS Television Studios added the following:
“The series template and episodic scripts that Alex and Bryan have delivered are incredibly vivid and compelling. 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.”
Following its May 2017 premiere on CBS, all episodes of “Star Trek: Discovery” will be available in the U.S. exclusively on CBS All Access. Each episode of the series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere on Netflix in 188 countries and through Bell Media platforms in Canada.