The show is finally coming to Netflix in September, and will be shown in two halves..
Starting from Monday, September 25 on Netflix and Sunday, September 24 on CBS before moving to CBS All Access.
Interestingly, the first season will be split into two halves. According to showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg, the decision to split the opening season in half was purely a practical one.
“You can’t cut corners or have 95% of what’s on screen be completely original and inspired and then have five percent something you bought at a store,” Berg told Entertainment Weekly. “It has to be cohesive — and it is. I’m so proud of what’s on screen, it’s so beautiful and it’s taking world-building to a whole new level.”
For instance: The bridge of the U.S.S. Discovery. Trek fans think they already know what it looks like from the trailer. But that’s not it — the trailer shows the bridge of the U.S.S. Shenzhou — an entirely different (and older) ship than the Discovery that the production also had to build. The actual Discovery bridge has yet to be revealed…
The first eight episodes will run on Netflix from September 25 to November 6, with the second chapter to be shown from January 2018.
And is that the new Discovery ship in the poster, it does look cool…