'Star Trek Discovery' Delayed Until Late Summer, Early Fall: 'More Important To Do This Right Than Do It Fast,' Says CBS

The USS Discovery won't be the only Starfleet ship central to the 'Star Trek: Discovery' plot. CBS Television Studios

CBS announced that the Star Trek Discovery series premiere will be delayed once again. According to CBS President Les Moonves during a conference, the show is slated to debut by late summer, early fall.

The latest announcement followed a report last month that admitted the series would not make its May premiere, although a release date was not announced at the time.

“This is an ambitious project; we will be flexible on a launch date if it's best for the show,” a CBS rep told The Hollywood Reporter. “We've said from the beginning it's more important to do this right than to do it fast. There is also added flexibility presenting on CBS All Access, which isn't beholden to seasonal premieres or launch windows.”

Early delays for Star Trek Discovery were first reported following the departure of showrunner Bryan Fuller from the project due to his obligations for American Gods, another series for Starz. Ultimately, the network is intent to give Discovery as much time as it needs to become a show that is worthy of its legacy.

Star Trek Discovery will star The Walking Dead actress Sonequa Martin-Green as the Lieutenant Commander of the USS Discovery, as well as Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth) as Lieutenant Saru, Anthony Rapp (Rent) as Lieutenant Stamets and Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) as Captain Georgiou.

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