CBS Chief Les Moonves told investors today that Star Trek: Discovery will premiere in late Summer or early Fall 2017. More details follow.
Moonves spoke about Star Trek: Discovery before investors at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference on February 27th, according to Deadline. Moonves noted that the premiere had been pushed back from its (re)scheduled May target date because “It’s important to get it right, and Star Trek is the family jewels [sic].” Moonves elaborated, “We’re not going to rush it in. There’s a lot of post-production. But I’m very confident in what I’ve seen so far.”
Speaking to the decision to air Discovery on CBS All Access, Moonves said:
“There are millions and millions of Trekkies out there. We know for a fact that the other versions of Star Trek — there were seven [sic] other series, some of them were great and some of them were terrible — they all did really well on Netflix. That gave us great confidence that this was the right choice to put the full court press on All Access.”
Late Summer/Early Fall Premiere Lines Up with Production Schedule
As we have previously reported, Discovery is shooting at Pinewood Studios Toronto through September 7th. The target of a late-Summer or early-Fall release, means the majority of the first season’s episodes will be done filming by then, giving the production plenty of time to polish the episodes in post-production. Assuming a September release date, the first season would finish airing (or in this case, streaming) around mid-November or early December.