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Monday, 27 February 2017

Star Trek: Discovery To Launch By Fall

Fans will have to wait a little longer for Star Trek: Discovery.

Leslie Moonves, CEO of CBS, on Monday told the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference that the show will now premiere "in late summer, early fall we're looking at probably, right now."

The network had hoped to debut the new series last month as the first scripted show on CBS All Access, but it has been delayed numerous times, most notably due to the departure of showrunner Bryan Fuller.

 Moonves is not looking to rush Star Trek: Discovery to market however. "It's important to get it right. Star Trek is the family jewels. We're not going to rush it in. There's lots of postproduction, but I'm very confident based on what I've seen so far," he told investors.

He would go on to cite the enormous fan base of the Star Trek franchise likely to tune into the series when it launches later this year. "We get a lot of mail on it, every single day, they're very anxious about it. We think it's the perfect show for All Access."

Star Trek: Discovery will air on CBS' main network with all subsequent episodes streaming on CBS All Access. Outside of the United States, Netflix will make the show available in 188 countries within 24 hours of its premiere.

The new show will serve as the first new Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise went off the air back in 2005. Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, James Frain, Chris Obi, Shazad Latif and Mary Chieffo are all set to star.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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