'Star Trek: Discovery' to Premiere on CBS All Access in September
CBS has announced that its upcoming venture Star Trek: Discovery will launch on September 24.
The highly-anticipated series—and the first foray into the Star Trek universe since Enterprise concluded in 2005—will be available on digital platform CBS All Access. Viewers without CBS All Access will get a taste of the adventure during a special broadcast premiere on September 24 at 8:30/7:30c.
Directly following the broadcast premiere, the second episode will be available to stream on CBS All Access. All subsequent episodes will be released on the streaming service on Sundays, following in the footsteps of The Good Wife spinoff, The Good Fight. Season 1 consists of 15 episodes, eight of which will premiere September 24 through November 8. The second half resumes in January 2018.
Although the series, which is set a decade before the events of the original 1966 Star Trek series, will feature a new ship and new characters, it aims to "embrace the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers," according to CBS.
Star Trek: Discovery will be helmed by executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth. The series has announced the following cast members: The Walking Dead's Sonequa Martin-Green, Michelle Yeoh, Jason Isaacs, Terry Serpico, Maulick Pancholy, Sam Vartholomeos, James Frain, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Chris Obi, Shazad Latif, Mary Chieffo, Mary Wiseman, Rainn Wilson, Kenneth Mitchell, Rekha Sharma, Damon Runyan and Clare McConnell.
Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on CBS, Sunday, September 24 at 8:30/7:30 and will be available to stream on CBS All Access.