CBS, as far as we know, is developing a new Star Trek series — the first since the franchise exited television back in the early 2000’s. But it’s anyone’s guess when we’ll actually get to see this alleged Star Trek Discovery, the first original program for the CBS All Access streaming service.
Originally the show was to already have debuted — a January 2017 release date was on the original schedule. That date was changed to May 2017, then two months ago it slid down to “sometime this fall.” Now CBS Interactive president Marc DeBevoise says he’s given up on determining when Star Trek Discovery will be ready.
As he told Vulture, “It’s going great, I’ve actually been up there [to the set]. It is, you know, phenomenal. It is huge. And we’re very excited about the content, the creators, the actors, all coming together. As you said, we’re not tied to any specific release date. It’ll be there when we’re ready to do it, and when we feel it’s in a great place. We’re not worried about anything here. We’re excited, and we’ll have more specifics as we get closer to what will likely be the release dates.” Vulture pressed him for a specific date. He said back “We’re not stating.”
The good news in all of this, if we believe DeBevoise, is that the delays aren’t because of production troubles or turmoil behind the scenes — they simply want to make the best season possible. We’ll see if they pull it off….if Star Trek Discovery ever comes out.