Star Trek Discovery Premiere Date Changed

star-trek-discoveryStar Trek: Discovery was originally slated to debut in January on CBS All Access, CBS’ SVOD and live streaming service. The 13-episode new Star Trek drama is now scheduled to premiere in May 2017. The series will be made available on CBS All Access exclusively. THR is reporting the change was requested by the creative team. The series, created/executive produced by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman, has three completed scripts and the first season mapped out. The request for the delayed premiere is to allow for more time to use in pre-production, filming and post. Kurtzman and Fuller said in a statement:

“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.”







CBS TV Studios president David Stapf added;

“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.”

Star Trek: Discovery is executive produced by Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth. Stay tuned, kids…

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