‘Star Trek: Discovery’ to Premiere In Late Summer or Fall, CBS CEO Says

Star Trek: Discovery is now set to premiere after this year on CBS All Access.

Leslie Moonves, CEO of CBS, on Monday told a Morgan Stanley Technology, Media Telecom Conference that a reboot of a sci-fi authorization will entrance “in late summer, early tumble we’re looking during probably, right now.”

Originally slated to entrance final month as CBS All Access’ initial strange scripted series, a plan has been behind several times, many particularly due to the depart of Bryan Fuller as showrunner.

But Moonves pronounced a drama, now in prolongation in Toronto, will not be brisk into a market. “It’s critical to get it right. Star Trek is a family jewels. We’re not going to rush it in. There’s lots of postproduction, though I’m unequivocally assured formed on what I’ve seen so far,” he told investors.

CBS’ new Star Trek was picked adult picked adult true to array and hails from inclusive writer Alex Kurtzman. The plan is a new take on a dear sci-fi classic, with a uncover to underline new crews, villains, heroes and worlds.

Moonves cited a huge fan bottom of a Star Trek franchise expected to balance into a array when it eventually launches on CBS All Access, a network’s digital subscription VOD service. “We get a lot of mail on it, any singular day, they’re unequivocally concerned about it. We consider it’s a ideal uncover for All Access.”

The CBS topper touted Star Trek: Discovery for CBS All Access after Netflix sealed a understanding with CBS Studios for worldwide rights to a arriving drama. “We know a other versions of Star Trek, 7 other array … they all did unequivocally good on Netflix. That gave us certainty that this was a right uncover to give a full justice press on All Access,” he said.

Netflix will make any part of a new array accessible in 188 countries, reduction a U.S. and Canada, within 24 hours of a U.S. premiere. “They paid a unequivocally good permit fee,” Moonves added.

The premiere part of Star Trek: Discovery will atmosphere on CBS’ categorical network with all successive episodes streaming on CBS All Access. The array will symbol a initial new Star Trek array given Star Trek: Enterprise went off a atmosphere in 2005.

In Canada, Bell Media will take all TV and SVOD rights to a new series, that will be accessible concurrently with a U.S. release.

Leslie Moonves