Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. The series will feature a new ship, new characters, and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers. The series will premiere on the CBS Television Network with all subsequent episodes available on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service, and will be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.
From CBS’s press release, September 2016… CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network’s subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced new premiere dates for its new original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and the all-new edition of “The Good Wife.” The highly anticipated STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will now launch in May 2017. The new premiere date is driven by the belief of the creative team that this gives the show the appropriate time for delivery of the highest quality, premium edition of the first new “Star Trek” TV series in over a decade. “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,” said 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,” said 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.”
Following its May 2017 premiere on the CBS Television Network, all episodes of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will be available in the U.S. exclusively on CBS All Access. Continuing the worldwide appeal of the franchise, each episode of the series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere, presented on Netflix in 188 countries and through Bell Media platforms in Canada.
Anthony Rapp as Lt. Stamets
Chris Obi as T’Kuvma
Doug Jones as Lt. Saru
Mary Chieffo as L’Rell
Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou
Shazad Latif as Kol
Sonequa Martin-Green as Lt. Cmdr. Rainsford
James Frain as Sarek, father of Spock
key behind the scenes crew
Aaron Harberts as executive producer
Alex Kurtzman as creator/executive producer
Bryan Fuller as creator/executive producer
David Semel as executive producer/director of pilot
Gretchen J. Berg as executive producer
Heather Kadin as executive producer
Nicholas Meyer as executive producer
Rod Roddenberry as executive producer
Trevor Roth as executive producer
set to premiere May 2017 with filming underway.
network and production companies
CBS Television Studios – Living Dead Guy Productions – Roddenberry Entertainment – Secret Hideout