The producers of Star Trek: Discovery have sought — and received — a reprieve from the show’s planned January 2017 launch on CBS.
The show — set in the “Prime” universe between prequel Enterprise and the original series that just celebrated its 50th anniversary — will now debut in May on the TV network before transporting its 10-episode first season to the over-the-top platform CBS All Access.
“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,” executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller said in a joint statement. “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.”
Casting for Discovery is now underway, according to Deadline.