The latest Star Trek TV series will boldly go where no Star Trek show has gone before… into the year 2017. However, it will get there a little bit later than expected.
On Wednesday, it was announced that CBS Access’ upcoming Star Trek: Discovery will launch in May 2017, pushed back four months from its original January debut. Details are scarce on the new series, and the explanation for the delay from executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller is similarly vague:
“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 postproduction 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 new series follow the release of Star Trek: Beyond, the third film in the J.J. Abrams-led franchise reboot, in July. Click here for our most eagerly anticipated TV debuts of fall 2016, and then check out a video of cosplay highlights from last year's Comic-Con in New York: