Twice delayed, Star Trek: Discovery has finally placed its crosshairs on a firm premiere date on CBS: Sunday, September 24th.
Not only that, but after the network’s sci-fi revival became a tale that grew immensely in the telling, we now have confirmation that Discovery‘s inaugural season has been split in two, with the first eight episodes running from September 24th through until November 5th. That’s not all that surprising given Star Trek: Discovery is still in active production, and the extended development window will lend VFX artists and other creators additional time to brush up the final seven episodes before they hit the small screen in January of 2018.
It’s the franchise that inspired a generation and on September 24th, Discovery will become the first Star Trek TV series since the short-lived Enterprise bowed off the airwaves in 2005. Now, more than a decade later, CBS is ready to go boldly where no one has gone before, and it’s armed with a new ship, new characters and new missions.
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) June 19, 2017
Sonequa Martin-Green will take point as First Officer Michael Burnham, headlining a cast comprised of Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca, Captain of the Starship Discovery, James Frain, Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy, Sam Vartholomeos, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, Chris Obi, Shazad Latif and Mary Chieffo.
Star Trek: Discovery will officially debut on Sunday, September 24th at 8:30-9:30 pm and when it does, it’ll be another small-screen property to blur the line between film and TV – think Game of Thrones and The Sopranos and you’ll begin to get a sense of CBS’ ambitions.