It looks like the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery TV series is delayed, as it will be pushed out of its original May 2017 target. According to Variety’s sources, the series will likely miss its previously scheduled premiere date.
In response to Variety’s claim, CBS released an official statement:
“Production on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ begins next week. We love the cast, the scripts and are excited about the world the producers have created. This is an ambitious project; we will be flexible on a launch date if it’s best for the show. We’ve said from the beginning it’s more important to do this right than to do it fast. There is also added flexibility presenting on CBS All Access, which isn’t beholden to seasonal premieres or launch windows.”
This is the second delay for the new Star Trek series, as it was originally slated for January 2017.
Along with the report of Discovery‘s delay comes the news that James Frain from Orphan Black has been cast as Spock’s father, Sarek.
Star Trek: Discovery is set a decade prior to the events of the original Star Trek series, and it will follow the crew of the USS Discovery as they embark on journeys to new civilizations and worlds. Season 1 will revolve around an event in Star Trek history that has been talked about but never explored. Of course, we don’t know what that event is just yet, but we’ll find out soon enough.
The series will make its debut on CBS, and within 24 hours after each episode airs, Netflix will add the episode to their popular streaming service. Unfortunately, CBS didn’t offer any new premiere window for when we should expect the new sci-fi series to debut, but we’re okay with waiting if it means that they’re going to get it right.