Star Trek: Discovery will debut later than planned.
CBS have announced that the show – originally set to premiere in January – has been delayed until May to ensure that the quality of the show is not “compromised”.
In a statement, the show’s executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller are quoted;
“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.”
David Stapf, the President of CBS Television Studios, is also quoted in the statement;
“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.”
The premiere will air on CBS, with the rest of the series only available on CBS All Access.