In a statement released earlier this week, CBS All Access has announced that “Star Trek: Discovery” will be released four months later in May 2017 from it’s original scheduled January date.
Producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller say that the delay is so the creative team has the appropriate time to deliver the highest quality for the program.
“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.”
President of CBS Television Studios 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” will premiere May 2017 and all episodes will be available exclusively on CBS All Access in the U.S. and through Bell Media in Canada. Each episode of the series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere on Netflix.