CBS announced the new Star Trek Discovery series last year. It was originally aiming to premiere the show early this year but the production was met with a couple of delays which pushed the premiere forward. Production on the series did not start until late January this year. CBS later said that it was more important to perform this task right than to do it fast. It appears to be done with it now as the network has now confirmed the Star Trek Discovery premiere date.
CBS has confirmed that it’s going to start airing its new Star Trek series from September 24th, 2017. Now that a final premiere date has been confirmed, it’s unlikely that there will be any further delays.
The new Star Trek series stars Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou while Sonequa Martin-Green plays her First Officer, Michael Burnham. The new series has 15 episodes, the first airs on September 24th.
The first half of the season will run through November 5th every Sunday at 8:30 PM ET on CBS. The second half of the season contains episodes 8-15 and will be aired starting January 2018.
CBS has made the Star Trek Discovery exclusive to its CBS All Access online streaming service but it’s going to air the first episode on the CBS network as well. Fans who want to follow the show will then have to subscribe to the service if they feel it worth the extra money.