CBS will be debuting Star Trek: Discovery a little later than originally planned. The series, which will air on CBS All Access, will now arrive in May 2017 rather than January 2017. The new Star Trek is executive produced by Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth, with the 2017 series marking the first new Star Trek show in more than 10 years. The series is being pushed back a few months in order to give the creative team more time to deliver a high quality series, according to CBS.
“Bringing Star Trek back to television carries a responsibility and mission: to connect fans and newcomers alike to the series that has fed our imaginations since childhood,” stated executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller. “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.”
“The series template and episodic scripts that Alex and Bryan have delivered are incredibly vivid and compelling,” added David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. “They are building a new, very ambitious Star Trek world for television, and everyone involved supports their vision for the best timing to bring to life what we all love on the page.”
The Star Trek: Discovery move left a spot in the schedule that will now be filled by The Good Wife follow-up series. The first season of The Good Wife spin-off will now premiere in February 2017, with the first episode airing on CBS before moving to CBS All Access. Christine Baranski returns as Diane Lockhart in the sequel which picks up one year after The Good Wife‘s final episode. Cush Jumbo is also back as Lucca Quinn.
The Good Wife‘s creators Robert and Michelle King are back as showrunners and executive producers. Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Liz Glotzer, and Brooke Kennedy are also on board as executive producers.