We finally have a release date

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.

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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…

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“Star Trek: Discovery” to Premiere by Early Fall

We have a release date from CBS Chief Les Moonves he told investors today that
Star Trek: Discovery will premiere in late Summer or early Fall 2017. More details follow.

Moonves spoke about Star Trek: Discovery before investors at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference on February 27th, according to Deadline. Moonves noted that the premiere had been pushed back from its (re)scheduled May target date because “It’s important to get it right, and Star Trek is the family jewels [sic].” Moonves elaborated, “We’re not going to rush it in. There’s a lot of post-production. But I’m very confident in what I’ve seen so far.”

Speaking to the decision to air Discovery on CBS All Access, Moonves said:

“There are millions and millions of Trekkies out there. We know for a fact that the other versions of Star Trek — there were seven [sic] other series, some of them were great and some of them were terrible — they all did really well on Netflix. That gave us great confidence that this was the right choice to put the full court press on All Access.”

Discovery has been shooting at Pinewood Studios Toronto between January 24th and September 7th!

Is this the release date of Discovery

Ever since Star Trek: Discovery was postponed for the second time, fans have been anxious to learn exactly when we’ll see the new show air on CBS All Access.

The official line is that Discovery has no scheduled airdate, but industry insiders guessed that the show, which is now filming, would probably air sometime in the Fall, as this is CBS’ biggest season. And now, we may have a ballpark figure.

Recently, actor Doug Jones sat down with the Triumph & Disaster podcast to talk about his acting history, and of course the conversation turned to Discovery, Jones plays Lt Saru on the new Star Trek show, a character who serves aboard the USS Discovery.

The initial press release revealed that Saru is an entirely new alien character, which is a fitting part for veteran creature-actor Jones: He’s known for roles like the Gentlemen in Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s episode “Hush”, Abe Sapien in Hellboy, the Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth, and many many more. On the podcast, Jones confirmed that Saru is a “new brand of alien”, and that his makeup was quite comprehensive.

Unfortunately, Jones wasn’t allowed to reveal any more information about Discovery, but he did talk about when the show would air. While many fans were expecting to have to wait until late Fall to see the USS Discovery finally leave spacedock, according to Jones’ calculations the show will air much earlier than we thought.

“It’ll air… probably in the Fall. Maybe September-ish” 

So it’s nice to have confirmation that the show will air in early Autumn, and although we may not have many plot details to go on yet, we do know that Discovery will follow two Federation starships — the USS Discovery and the USS Shenzhou — as well as an unnamed Klingon vessel, which could be a Klingon Bird of Prey.