Star Trek, the long-running and storied sci-fi property will be getting a new television programme, titled Star Trek: Discovery, the new series is set for its maiden voyage on September 24th 2017 on CBS All Access in the USA and CTV and Space Channel in Canada.
After a long four months of production which resulted in a notable delay, CBS has announced that finally, the highly anticipated new Star Trek series is set to release come September. Star Trek: Discovery will star Michelle Yeoh, as Captain Phillppa Gergiou alongside Sonequa Martin-Green (Walking Dead) as her First Officer, Michael Burnham. Star Trek: Discovery will air on CBS on September 24, 2017, at 8:30 Eastern, the show will consist of 15 episodes comprising the first season.
The series follows the exploits of the USS Discovery and is set 10 years prior to the events that transpired in the original 1966 Star Trek. Discovery promises to deliver a diverse cast of characters and withhold the original series legacy of being inclusive while delivering an exciting and original story which previously had only been mentioned within the massive Star Trek universe. Star Trek Discovery was first announced in November of 2015 and had Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman, amongst other Star Trek veterans at the helm of the new property. Fuller, who had previously worked on the Star Trek property, had contributed and established some of the major story beats and arcs for the upcoming series before he left the project in 2016 to peruse other commitments.
The new series is being filmed in Toronto Canada, with additional filming done on location in Jordan. Star Trek: Discovery will mark the first new series for the long-running franchise since Star Trek Enterprise which ended in 2005. Fans of both Star Trek and sci-fi who can’t wait for the new series can check out the recently released Star Trek: Bridge Crew, VR game from Ubisoft to hold them over until September.