It was announced on Wednesday (September 14) that Star Trek: Discovery’s premiere date has been pushed to May 2017, from January. CBS All Access, which is streaming the series in the U.S., attributes the delay so that the creative team can have the appropriate time to “deliver the highest quality, premium edition of the 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,” said executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller. “We aim to dream big and deliver, and that means making sure that demands of physical and post-production for a show that takes place interlay 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 be proud of.”
David Stapf, President of CBS Television Studios adds: “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.”
With Star Trek: Discovery now set to premiere in May, CBS All Access’ new Good Wife spin-off will debut February. Big Brother: Over The Top, CBS All Access’ first series, will premiere on September 28. No Canadian broadcasters for the Good Wife or Big Brother spin-offs have been announced. In Canada, Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on CTV before moving to Space. The series will be filmed in Toronto, Ontario. The series will stream on Netflix outside of the U.S. and Canada.