Variety has revealed the fall premiere date for the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series.
The first episode of Star Trek: Discovery will air on Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 p.m ET/PT on CBS with the following fourteen episodes set to follow exclusively on the CBS All Access streaming service weekly. The season is set to be released in two halves with the first eight episodes running from September 24 through November 5 followed by the second half picking up in January 2018.
The series premiere will also be available on CBS All-Access the night of September 24 along with the second episode immediately following the broadcast of the premiere.
Plot details on the series are still under wraps, however, Star Trek: Discovery will be a darker, grittier take on the bright and shiny science fiction franchise. It will also serve a prequel to the original series.
CBS originally planned to launch the series in January but ultimately pushed back the premiere twice in order to deliver a better version that matched the scope and scale written on the page as the franchise was too important to compromise in order to meet a launch date.
Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham who serves under the titular ship’s captain, Captain Lorca, played by Jason Isaacs. In addition, the series will also feature Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou, James Frain as Spock’s father, Sarek, Doug Jones as a Starfleet Science Officer and a member of a new alien species, Saru, Anthony Rapp the astrobiologist, fungus expert, and Starfleet Science Officer, Stamets, Rekha Sharma as Commander Landry, security officer of the Starship Discovery, Terry Serpico as Anderson, Maulik Pancholy as Nambue, Chris Obi as T’Kuvma, Shazad Latif as Lieutenant Tyler, Mary Chieffo as L’Rell, Mary Wiseman as Tilly, Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd, Clare McConnell as Dennas, Damon Runyan as Ujilli, Kenneth Mitchell as Kol as well as Clare McConnell and Damon Runyan as Dennas and Ujilli, leaders in the Klingon Empire.
CBS will utilize Star Trek: Discovery to expand the subscription base of CBS All Access which can be purchased for $5.99/month. Outside of the United States, the series will be released concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.
Star Trek: Discovery is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout, Living Dead Guy Productions, and Roddenberry Entertainment with Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serving as exec producers.
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 1 Promotional Images
Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1
Pictured: Chris Obi as T’Kuvma. Photo Cr: Jan Thijs. STAR TREK: DISCOVERY coming to CBS All Access.
“STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself.”