Posted Fri Oct 28, 2016 at 10:30 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The upcoming CBS All Access series is losing its original showrunner.
According to a report from Variety, Bryan Fuller is stepping down from showrunning duties on 'Star Trek: Discovery.' Day-to-day showrunning responsibilities will now transfer to executive producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts. The move follows previous news that CBS has delayed the premiere of the show from January 2017 to May 2017. The creative team believes that the added time will allow them to deliver the "highest quality, premium edition of the first new 'Star Trek' TV series in over a decade."
Fuller's exit from the showrunner's chair is said to be a result of his busy workload which also includes Starz's upcoming series 'American Gods,' and NBC's reboot of 'Amazing Stories.' With that said, Fuller will still serve as an executive producer and will continue to be involved with breaking stories and steering the overall vision for 'Star Trek: Discovery.' The show is set to begin filming next month.
Check out the previously released teaser with test footage of the new starship below!
A special premiere episode of 'Star Trek: Discovery' will air on CBS in May 2017. Following that initial broadcast, all first run episodes of the show will be available exclusively through the CBS All Access streaming platform in the US. In addition, the series will stream globally (outside of the US and Canada) through Netflix.
CBS All Access offers next day streaming for new episodes of many popular shows and a library of over 8,500 on demand episodes, including content from current programs like 'Limitless' and 'Elementary,' and classic series like 'Star Trek' and 'Cheers.' Likewise, customers in more than 150 markets across the US -- including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia -- can watch live local CBS broadcasts through the app. The service is available in two subscription plans: reduced commercials for $5.99 per month or commercial-free for $9.99 per month. The commercial free option offers ad-free playback of on demand content and upcoming original shows. With that said, live streaming will still include the same commercials found in standard over-the-air broadcasts.
The service is currently available through the Xbox One, PS4, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote, Roku players, Roku TVs, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox 360, and Windows 10, iOS and Android products. New customers can sign up for a one week free trial now at https://www.cbs.com/allaccess.
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