Will there be an even longer wait for the new Star Trek series? In a recent interview with Vulture, CBS Interactive chief Marc DeBevoise says the planned “late summer, early fall” premiere for Star Trek: Discovery is not set in stone.
The latest installment in the sci-fi franchise stars Jason Isaacs, Mary Wiseman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Rainn Wilson, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, James Frain, Chris Obi, Shazad Latif, Mary Chieffo, Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy, and Sam Vartholomeos.
Initially, CBS All Access announced a January 2017 launch for Star Trek: Discovery. Then, it was pushed back to this May and then, to “late summer, early fall” (per CBS CEO Les Moonves). Now, DeBevoise revealed the streaming service is “not tied to any specific release date”:
It’s going great, I’ve actually been up there [to the set]. It is, you know, phenomenal. It is huge. And we’re very excited about the content, the creators, the actors, all coming together. As you said, we’re not tied to any specific release date. It’ll be there when we’re ready to do it, and when we feel it’s in a great place. We’re not worried about anything here. We’re excited, and we’ll have more specifics as we get closer to what will likely be the release dates.”
When asked if the show will debut in the fall, DeBevoise had no comment. One earlier report has filming continuing until September 7th of this year.
What do you think? Are you a Star Trek fan? Are you excited for the new series? Do the delays temper your excitement?
Very excited, and cant wait
I am looking forward to this new series. I still remember when Voyager got delayed but it was worth the wait because they found the right Captain. Not sure why Discovery is on hold. But i’m sure they have their reasons. Can’t wait for another Star Trek series to be on the air again. 🙂
I’m a big fan of Star Trek and delays don’t so much bother me, but it being only a CBS All Access is a big turn off, which unfortunately means I’m not going to be seeing it if it stays as such. That said, I do hope the show is more akin to the show than the recent films, which are okay, but not what I want from a Trek show.
When the showrunner Bryan Fuller left, I saw this coming. Star Trek requires a person who can tap into the “spirit” of its legacy. I’ve not heard that since Fuller’s departure. All press releases are focused on superficial items, not the substance this series will demand. Star Trek is more than a show or launch for CBS’ new platform. Yes, I am disappointed.
My enthusiasm is not tempered, but I am disappointed. As long as they do it ‘right’ the delays will be a thing of the past. Looking forward to a 7-yr run.
I knew this was going to happen when the January date slipped, and when they were still announcing stars to fill positions two weeks ago. I just hope they are coming to grips with the fact that keeping it on All Access will be a failure and position it to play on CBS as it should for the masses to watch. I also think they need to stop adding big name stars as it will lead to small screen times for them and just cause a GoT feeling. 1 hr show, 4 minutes of Cersei, 5 minutes of Jon Snow,… Read more »
I will wait as long as it takes. Just do a good job, stay true to the optimism of the original series, and all will be wonderful. Can anything be better that Star Trek: The Next Generation? Great characters and great stories are what we count on. I enjoy the movies but the TV series are what I really love with the character development being so much at the forefront.
I’m in complete agreement with Bill; take your time, guys. Half of the problems with shoddy productions are due to the frantic rush to meet deadlines. This holds even more true for movies (not “Star Trek” movies specifically, but any movie which has been released hastily). The “Star Trek” franchise needs a good shot in the arm. The fan-made productions are just not cutting it (bless ’em… their hearts are absolutely in the right place, but without studio backing and plenty of money, only the most devoted, die-hard Trekkers can appreciate them). Make sure that this series is everything it… Read more »
Take the time to do it well. Here’s hoping for a hit series, and thanks
I’m puzzled. Wasn’t the fact that it would be delayed till fall already in your headline of February 2th, posted right below this story on this page?
Thanks for the note. Additional info was accidentally left out of this article.
Let me put it this way…I’m not holding my breath.