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STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Premiere Date Pushed Back [CBS]

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CBS Pushes Back Star Trek Discovery Premiere Date

The network announced that the upcoming Star Trek series will make its debut in May 2017 instead of January.

Although the news might come as a disappointment to Trek fans since they will now have to wait another five months for the new installment of the long-running science fiction franchise, producers on the show explained that the delay was necessary to ensure the final product meets both viewers’ and CBS‘s very high expectations. According to Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller, they spoke with the network and all parties agreed that the best way to make sure the show received “the very best” treatment was to give the creators more time to flesh the program out:”

“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.”

Following its May 2017 premiere on the CBS Television Network, all episodes of Star Trek: Discovery will be available in the U.S. exclusively on CBS All Access. Continuing the worldwide appeal of the franchise, each episode of the series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere, presented on Netflix in 188 countries and through Bell Media platforms in Canada.

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