CBS chief reveals when to expect Star Trek: Discovery

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Apr 28, 2017, 11:40 AM EDT (Updated)

We may not have the exact date of Star Trek: Discovery’s premiere but we have word on when to roughly expect the new 13-episode series to beam aboard our TV screens.

So, will it be sooner rather than later?

Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference to investors earlier today (via Deadline), CBS chief Les Moonves revealed that the new Star Trek series is expected to warp full speed ahead on CBS All Access "sometime late summer, early fall we're looking at probably right now."

Originally slated to leave drydock in May of this year, the series was delayed when (among other things) former showrunner Bryan Fuller jumped ship to concentrate on American Gods and casting took, like, forever. But now production on Star Trek: Discovery is in full swing and the latest cast additions were announced not two weeks ago. Here's what Moonves said about the delay:

"It's important to get it right, and Star Trek is the family jewels. We're not going to rush it in. There's a lot of post production. But I'm very confident based on what I've seen so far. There are millions and millions of Trekkies out there. We know for a fact that the other versions of Star Trek — there were seven other series, some of them were great and some of them were terrible — they all did really well on Netflix. That gave us great confidence that this was the right choice to put the full court press on All Access."

Star Trek: Discovery takes place a decade before the events of Star Trek: The Original Series (and features a ship NOT called the Enterprise) and stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Chris Obi, Shazad Latif, Mary Chieffo, Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy, Sam Vartholomeos and James Frain.

(via Deadline)

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