Star Trek: Discovery Premiere Pushed to May 2017 to Preserve 'Quality' of Series

Michael Ausiello

Star Trek: Discovery will launch its maiden voyage a bit later than planned.

Citing the project’s huge production demands, CBS announced Wednesday that Bryan Fuller’s anticipated reboot — initially set to bow in January — will now debut in May, with the premiere airing on CBS network before moving exclusively to CBS All Access.

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In a statement, exec producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller said, “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.”

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Adds David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios, “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.”

To fill the Q1 void for CBS All Access, the launch of the Good Wife spinoff has been moved up from from Spring 2017  to February 2017.

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