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CBS ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ May Not Premiere Until Fall

Star Trek Discovery Premiere Fall Summer
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The exit of showrunner Bryan Fuller understandably delayed CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery from its initial January 2017 premiere, but recent reports suggested there was no guarantee for its May rescheduling, either. Now, CBS reveals the series could be delayed as far back as fall, but definitely further than May.

Even has production has been underway for the better part of a month now, Star Trek: Discovery is currently eying a late summer All-Access premiere at the earliest. That’s what CBS boss Les Moonves told investors (h/t THR), saying “in late summer, early fall we’re looking at probably, right now.”

At the very least, Moonves expressed his confidence in the project:

It’s important to get it right. Star Trek is the family jewels. We’re not going to rush it in. There’s lots of postproduction, but I’m very confident based on what I’ve seen so far.

Previously, Star Trek: Discovery confirmed among the cast Sonequa Martin-Green as our Lt. Commander lead, James Frain as Spock’s father Sarek, Doug Jones as an alien science officer, Adam Rapp as the TV franchise’s first openly-gay character and Michelle Yeoh as Captain of a different ship, along with assorted crew and several Klingon roles. Ex-showrunner Bryan Fuller also recently stepped up to clarify his limited involvement in the project going forward.

Shooting in Toronto, the new 13-episode Star Trek: Discovery is officially said to take place 10 years before Kirk’s original Enterprise mission, as well to be “heavily serialized,” akin to a novel. The new series will also explore the fallout of an event referenced, but never seen in the original series. Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer has also joined alongside Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod, fan-favorite Voyager novel alum Kirsten Beyer, franchise vet Joe Menosky and Heroes writer Aron Coleite.

Star Trek: Discovery will continue building anticipation with all these delays, but is it worth it to get the TV return absolutely right? Watch the production teaser below.

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