Star Trek: Discovery to premiere on 24th September

Star Trek: Discovery release date

We have a release date, folks!

Variety has confirmed that the new Star Trek series, Discovery, will reach the American network CBS – and its online streaming platform, CBS All Access – on Sunday the 24th of September.

Here in the UK, Netflix is housing the show. The exact date the premiere episode will land on UK Netflix is yet to be announced, but we’re hoping there won’t be much of a gap.

The show is set ten years before The Original Series, and stars Jason Isaacs (as the U.S.S. Discovery’s Captain Lorca), Sonequa Martin-Green (Lieutenant Commander Rainsford), Michelle Yeoh (Captain of the U.S.S. Shenzhou Georgiou), Chris Obi (Klingon boss T’Kuvma), Doug Jones (Lieutenant Saru, Science Officer), Shazad Latif (Kol, protege to T’Kuvma), James Frain (Spock’s dad, Sarek) and Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd).

Star Trek: Discovery – Bryan Fuller

You might remember that Hannibal‘s Bryan Fuller was meant to be the showrunner, but he was too busy with American Gods and ended up stepping away from the project. Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberg took over on Discovery.

Now, producer Alex Kurtzman has been asked by Collider if Fuller’s influence can still be seen in the finished product. Here’s what he said…

“absolutely there are footprints left on the show. Someone once described Bryan to me as a unicorn and that’s just the truth. He’s a one of a kind writer. He’s just unbelievably brilliant and I really, really loved working with him and I loved seeing the way that his mind worked. Bryan was very involved in American Gods and I think that the scope and scale of what Trek has become made it so that Bryan elected to say, ‘I don’t wanna short-change either of these two things,’ they’re both sort of beloved to him, so we sat down and we figured out how are we going to take what we can have of you and continue that through not only this season of Trek but hopefully set up things that are coming next season. So much of what’s there in terms of story and certainly in terms of set-up, character, big ideas, the big movement of the season, that’s all stuff that Bryan and I talked about.”

Bryan Fuller is a unicorn, folks! You heard it here first!

Star Trek: Discovery delay

And on the delays to the show (Discovery has been pushed back in the schedule a number of times), Kurtzman said this…

“We postponed our schedule because the truth is we did not want to put out something that was subpar, and as the vision expanded we started feeling like we weren’t gonna be able to deliver the scope and the scale that was on the page. And CBS was extremely supportive in saying, ’Okay you know what, this is streaming, it’s not like we have to beat out right away, let’s do the best version of this, Trek is too important for all of us.’”

All of this sounds pretty positive, right?

You’ll find trailers and more over the next few pages…

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