New Star Trek Series Delayed Until May 2017


NEW YORK: CBS All Access has pushed the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery to May 2017.

The new premiere date is “driven by the belief of the creative team that this gives the show the appropriate time for delivery of the highest quality, premium edition of the first new Star Trek TV series in over a decade,” the company said. Following its May 2017 premiere on the CBS Television Network, all episodes of Star Trek: Discovery will be available in the U.S. exclusively on CBS All Access. Each episode of the series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere, presented on Netflix in 188 countries and through Bell Media platforms in Canada.

“The series template and episodic scripts that Alex and Bryan have delivered are incredibly vivid and compelling,” said David Stapf, the president of CBS Television Studios. “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 new edition of The Good Wife will move to debut in February 2017, essentially switching launch windows with Star Trek. The new Good Wife will premiere with a special broadcast on the CBS Television Network and then move exclusively to CBS All Access. The series will pick up one year after the events of the final episode of The Good Wife and will star Christine Baranski, who reprises her role as the beloved Diane Lockhart.

“We have an amazing inaugural slate of originals for CBS All Access and world-class creative teams behind each of our shows,” said Marc DeBevoise, the president and COO of CBS Interactive. “This lineup and release schedule will ensure we deliver the highest quality, premium series that are sure to appeal to both existing subscribers and new audiences alike, throughout the year.”