Bryan Fuller’s new series Star Trek Discovery is delayed, but I’m not too upset about this.
Star Trek fans have waited over twelve years for a new show to launch and it looks like we may have to wait a bit longer since it’s been announced that Star Trek Discovery is delayed. But instead of gnashing my teeth and cursing CBS for withholding such an amazing show from us, I’m glad they’ve opted to take their time and deliver something truly remarkable. Bryan Fuller is still working on American Gods at the moment, so giving him extra time moving from one project to another is a blessing, not a curse.
The series was set to premiere in just three short months, becoming available on CBS’s new streaming service in January. The premier date is now scheduled for May, giving them another five months to deliver something worth showing off. The first episode will air on CBS and the following episodes will be exclusive to CBS’s streaming service. The protagonist will be Number One, bringing the show back full circle to the unaired pilot from the sixties. It’s going to be awesome, guys, and the added few months will just build up the anticipation.
Executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller released a statement about the delay:
We aim to dream big and deliver, and that means making sure the demands of physical and post-production for a show that takes place entirely in space, and the need to meet an air date, don’t result in compromised quality. Before heading into production, we evaluated these realities with our partners at CBS and they agreed: Star Trek deserves the very best, and these extra few months will help us achieve a vision we can all be proud of.
Because of the fact that Star Trek Discovery is delayed, CBS is moving up the premiere of The Good Wife spinoff to February. So hey, for those of you who are fans of that show, there’s that added bonus too.
Author: Angel Wilson
Angel is the admin of The Geekiary and a geek culture commentator. She earned a BA in Film & Digital Media from UC Santa Cruz. She’s contributed to various podcasts and webcasts including An Englishman in San Diego, Free to Be Radio, and Genre TV for All. She’s written for Friends of Comic Con and is a 2019 Hugo Award winner for contributing fanfic on AO3. She identifies as queer.
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