This Week in Sci Fi TV: Star Trek Discovery Launch Delayed Again and 7 More Things to Know

Trek fans continue to wait eagerly for the arrival of the new TV series Star Trek: Discovery, but will have to wait a bit longer as its debut has been pushed back again. According to CBS boss Less Moonves, the series premiere will now be “sometime late summer, early fall”. It was originally set for January 2017 then moved to May and now it is slipping further on the schedule. But Moonves tried to deliver some assurances saying:

It’s important to get it right, and ‘Star Trek’ is the family jewels. We’re not going to rush it in. There’s a lot of post production. But I’m very confident based on what I’ve seen so far.

The series has experienced some behind the scenes shakeups with Bryan Fuller originally onboard as showrunner and executive producer, but he has since stepped completely away from the series. The casting appears to be mostly complete, though, with The Walking Dead‘s Sonequa Martin-Green in the lead role.

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