‘Star Trek’ Launch Moves to May

Science fiction fans eagerly awaiting the launch of the new Star Trek series will have to wait a bit longer.


Star Trek: Discovery, originally scheduled to embark on its mission in January 2017, will instead debut in May on CBS All Access, CBS’ subscription video on-demand and live streaming service.

Explaining the postponement, executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller said, “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.” The producers wanted to ensure that “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… (T)hese extra few months will help us achieve a vision we can all be proud of.”

For now, this trailer will have to suffice:

The sequel to The Good Wife will premiere in February 2017 with a broadcast on the CBS broadcast network, “essentially switching launch windows with Star Trek: Discovery,” before moving exclusively to CBS All Access. The story for the new series, which will again feature Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart, begins one year after the events of the final episode of The Good Wife. Cush Jumbo also reprises her role as Lucca Quinn.

On September 28, CBS All Access will launch its new digital edition of Big BrotherBig Brother: Over the Top.

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