We’re going to have to wait a little bit longer to discover Star Trek: Discovery as CBS has moved its premiere back to May 2017 from January 2017, citing the need to gibe the creative team time to produce the show to the highest quality.
“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,” say executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller. “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,” says David Stapf, president, 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.”
So good and bad news then – a slightly longer wait for a better series. You have to wonder, also, if Bryan Fuller needs a holiday – coming straight off American Gods and going straight onto Star Trek and expected the series to be completed in a few months always seemed a hell of a schedule. We’re sure the guy can multitask but juggling two such major series must have been a stretch.