Discovery Launch Pushed Back to May 2017


Since the initial announcement ten months ago, we’ve been impatiently waiting for Star Trek Discovery to come home to TV but it looks like we’ll have a few more months of waiting before we see more strange new worlds.

With production scheduled to begin in September for a January release, executive producers Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman announced that they’d requested more time to perfect the series, a request CBS was happy to grant them.

“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.”

CBS’s David Stapf supported the decision to push back the show, adding “The series template and episodic scripts that Alex and Bryan have delivered are incredibly vivid and compelling,” said the President of 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.”

With no confirmed cast as yet and details few and far between, the extra months to work on the shows format and post production are a welcome delay that will allow Fuller’s team to built a more streamlined and perfected vision of their new Trek series instead of racing against the clock.

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News Source:: TrekCore

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