Star Trek: Discovery, the highly-anticipated new series from Bryan Fuller, has officially been delayed. We were supposed to "Boldly Go" in early 2017, but CBS executives have pushed the series debut back to May.
The show itself has some pretty big space boots to fill, as it has the entire legacy of Star Trek resting on its shoulders in hopes of pleasing long-time fans and also appealing to a new generation of fans.
CBS executives via Variety cited that the shows creators simply need more time in post-production to give audiences the "best" that Star Trek:Discovery has to offer.
In other words, they don't want to mess anything up by rushing things and overlooking the finer details. So, this isn't necessarily a bad thing, we just need to be a bit more patient by waiting a few months longer.
Producers Kurtzman and Fuller said this concerning the delay:
“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.”
The series is still in the process of casting a new female captain, but filming will not start until November. We have little detail on the rest of the cast and storyline, but a sneak peak gave us a glimpse of the all new starship.
Star Trek: Discovery will premiere first on CBS, and then all episodes will follow exclusively in the U.S. on CBS All Access, a new subscription streaming service that most fans are not too happy about.
We do not yet have a premiere date, but expect Star Trek:Discovery to premiere on CBS All Access sometime in May 2017.