In an effort to provide more time for Bryan Fuller’s team to get the series right, CBS has announced plans to delay the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery by four months.
The series was originally set to premiere in January 2017, though now it won’t make its own on CBS All Access until May 2017. The move apparently comes at Fuller’s request. CBS Television Studios president David Stapf told The Hollywood Reporter the studio is extremely impressed with the “incredibly vivid and compelling” vision for Discovery. They just needed a bit more time to pull it off, and it sounds like everyone was on the same page about it.
Here’s Fuller and producer Alex Kurtzman’s joint statement on the decision:
“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.”
Hey, we’ve waited more than a decade for Trek to come back to television — what’s a few more months?
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)