After a few delays, it’s finally on the way. Today, CBS announced its new Star Trek: Discovery TV show will premiere on the CBS broadcast network, and on the CBS All Access paid subscription platform, on Sunday, September 24, at 8:30pm ET/PT (the broadcast premiere could be delayed as it follows both football and 60 Minutes). CBS All Access subscribers will also be able to stream the second episode, following the broadcast premiere.
The first season of Star: Trek Discovery consists of 15 episodes which will be split into two installments or “chapters.” Chapter one (i.e. the first eight episodes) episodes will debut between September 24th through Sunday, November 5th. Chapter two of the first season will kick off in January 2018. The CBS All Access cast includes: Jason Isaacs, Mary Wiseman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Rainn Wilson, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, and James Frain.
Check out this CBS press release, for more.
“STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” TO LAUNCH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Special Broadcast Premiere to Air on the CBS Television Network at 8:30 ET/7:30CT*
Series Premiere and Second Episode Will Be Available to Stream on CBS All Access
That Same Night Immediately Following the On-Air Premiere
After Premiere Night, All New Episodes Will Be Released Weekly
on Sundays Exclusively for CBS All Access Subscribers
15-Episode Season Will Roll Out in Two Chapters: The First 8 Episodes Will Run from
Sunday, Sept. 24 Through Sunday, Nov. 5; Second Chapter to Resume January 2018
June 19, 2017 – CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network’s digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced its second original drama series, the highly anticipated STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, will launch Sunday, Sept. 24 with a broadcast premiere that night on the CBS Television Network airing 8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT*. The series premiere will also be available on-demand on CBS All Access and the second episode of the series will be available on the service that same night immediately following the broadcast premiere.
After premiere night, all new episodes will be available on-demand weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. The 15-episode season will be released in two chapters. The first eight episodes will run from Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 5. The season will then resume with the second chapter in January 2018.
Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Bryan Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers. The series will be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.
CBS All Access is the CBS Television Network’s digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. In addition to its original series, which also includes season one of the new edition of “The Good Wife,” THE GOOD FIGHT, CBS All Access gives CBS fans the ability to watch more than 9,000 episodes on demand – spanning current shows from primetime, daytime and late night, as well as past seasons of select series and classic TV hits. CBS All Access is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Fire TV.
* Editor’s Note: Time approximate following NFL Football and “60 Minutes”
What do you think? Are you excited for the Star Trek: Discovery TV series premiere? Will you subscribe to CBS All Access, in order to watch the new Star Trek TV show?