With Star Trek Beyond having hit theaters in 2016, most fans are already looking toward the new Star Trek TV series debuting on CBS. Star Trek: Discovery kicks off in May 2017, and will be hosted on CBS’s newly minted on-demand platform.
After pushing the premiere date for the new series from January to May, CBS Television Studios recently issued a statement suggesting that the show could get delayed yet again. Here is the full statement from CBS, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly:
Production on Star Trek: Discovery begins next week. We love the cast, the scripts and are excited about the world the producers have created. This is an ambitious project; we will be flexible on a launch date if it’s best for the show. We’ve said from the beginning it’s more important to do this right than to do it fast. There is also added flexibility presenting on CBS All Access, which isn’t beholden to seasonal premieres or launch windows.
It’s a bold move opting to run the series online rather than on the parent network. That said, it also represents recognition of the changing medium as we know it.
Details have been steadily flowing in since the series was first announced. The latest comes to us straight from Bryan Fuller, who spoke at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills. That said, per sources cited by Variety, Bryan Fuller has also officially turned over his showrunning duties to Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts. Fuller will remain on as an executive producer.