‘Star Trek: Discovery’ will boldly go live later than expected

Reset your countdowns: Star Trek: Discovery“s premiere just got pushed to later in 2017.

The next saga about the final frontier was supposed to debut in January, but now it will launch in May.

Here”s what executive producers Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman said about the premiere date change in a joint statement:

“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. We aim to dream big and deliver, and that means making sure 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. 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.”

Hopefully this will ultimately be good news. Better than Discovery getting rushed to the screen before it”s ready.

The delay comes when we were about four months out from the original premiere with nary a cast member revealed, though we do know the series will star a female lead called Number One, who is not the captain. It”ll be interesting to see how tight of a lid Fuller, CBS, and co. keep on more details as we get closer to the delayed debut.

Star Trek: Discovery“s premiere will air on CBS, with subsequent episodes available only on the network”s online streaming platform, CBS All Access. 

With the Star Trek update also came the announcement that CBS will premiere its Good Wife spinoff earlier than expected, in February. Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King are indeed producing the spinoff, The Hollywood Reporter notes. Good news for Good Wife enthusiasts. Discouraging news for fans of the Kings” wacky satire BrainDead, which just wrapped up its first season. Robert King, though, had already told us that things don”t look good for a second season for the show.