For those of us who were looking forward to seeing Star Trek: Discovery this May, we have to wait for an indefinite time.
CBS has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the newest Star Trek series will be delayed, yet again.
Production on the series is all set to start in late January, but the team says it wants to be “flexible” on timing to ensure the production is a success. “It’s more important to do this right than to do it fast,” the company says, adding that the internet saves it from having to meet a fixed TV season deadline.
Almost as a form of consolation, CBS has revealed that James Frain (best known for his role in The Tudors) will play Sarek, Spock’s father.
This additional setback isn’t going to make fans happy, especially since Discovery was originally poised to arrive in January. However, it wasn’t hard to see another delay coming. Aside from the crunch that would have been needed to finish the show for May, there’s a lot riding on its success. This is supposed to be the flagship show that proves All Access is about more than just bringing existing TV programming online, and a rushed production could hurt its chances of competing against the likes of Hulu and Netflix.