New STAR TREK TV Series Launch Date Pushed Back

Bad news, STAR TREK fans. The wait for the new TV series is going to be longer than we thought. 

CBS has pushed back the launch date of the new Star Trek show to May 2017 in order to accommodate the casting and production of the series. The release was originally announced for January.

Executive producers Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman explained the change to EW:

“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. 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.”

Discovery will be the first Star Trek show without an episodic format. It will instead be a “serialized story” of thirteen-episodes. The show will also feature a female lead.

Check out the show description below:

“Star Trek” will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.