Originally due to launch on Netflix in January, Star Trek: Discovery has been pushed back to a May launch by its producers CBS All Access.
“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,” executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller said in a joint statement.
“We aim to dream big and deliver, and that means making sure the demands of physical and postproduction for a show that takes place entirely in space, and the need to meet an air date, don’t result in compromised quality. Before heading into production, we evaluated these realities with our partners at CBS and they agreed: Star Trek deserves the very best, and these extra few months will help us achieve a vision we can all be proud of.”
The new series will feature a female lead plus a gay character and new design.
“The series template and episodic scripts that Alex and Bryan have delivered are incredibly vivid and compelling,” said CBS Television Studios president David Stapf. “They are building a new, very ambitious Star Trek world for television, and everyone involved supports their vision for the best timing to bring to life what we all love on the page.”
It will screen in Australia on Netflix.
Source: Hollywood Reporter