Posted Thu Sep 15, 2016 at 09:15 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The new streaming show is setting a course for CBS All Access in 2017.
CBS has delayed the premiere of its upcoming streaming series, 'Star Trek: Discovery.' The CBS All Access show was originally set to debut in January 2017, but that date has now been pushed back 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."
"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," said executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller. "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."
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"The series template and episodic scripts that Alex and Bryan have delivered are incredibly vivid and compelling," said David Stapf, President, 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."
A special premiere episode of the show 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, select customers can watch live local CBS broadcasts. The service currently costs $6 per month with commercials and $10 per month without commercials. Supported devices include the Xbox One, 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.
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