CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery reboot finally has a solid premiere date.
The season will begin on Sunday, September 24, at 8:30 PM EST. The first two episodes will premiere that night, and will immediately be released online via CBS All Access. That’s the good news.
The bad news is that what was supposed to be a 15-episode season of Star Trek: Discovery will now be an eight-episode season. The studio has split the season into two, with the “second chapter” to premiere in January 2018. According to Deadline, the studio will be able to ‘spend more time in post production on the latter episodes.’
Star Trek: Discovery will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. 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.
It stars Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca, Captain of the Starship Discovery. Sonequa Martin-Green also stars as Michael Burnham, along with James Frain, Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy, Sam Vartholomeos, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, Chris Obi, Shazad Latif and Mary Chieffo.
Watch the first-look trailer below.