Bryan Fuller’s Star Trek: Discovery has been delayed from its original January 2017 launch date and will only premiere five months later.
The show will only debut in May, with the reason for the delay being that Fuller and executive produer Alex Kurtzman asking the network for more time.
“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 template and episodic scripts that Alex and Bryan have delivered are incredibly vivid and compelling,” said CBS TV Studios president David Stapf. “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 show currently has its entire first season planned out with 13 episodes to premiere on CBS before heading to CBS All Access for the following seasons.