The new Star Trek series' final frontier is going to take a little bit longer to reach.
CBS All Access announced Wednesday that the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery has been pushed back from January to May 2017. The first episode will still premiere on CBS' broadcast network — most likely tied to a popular season finale — with all subsequent episodes airing exclusively on All Access, CBS' premium streaming service.
"Bringing Star Trek back to television carries a responsibility and mission: to connect fans and newcomers alike to the series that has fed our imaginations since childhood," said executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller in a statement. "We aim to dream big and deliver, and that means making sure the demands of physical and post-production for a show that takes place entirely in space, and the need to meet an air date, don't result in compromised quality. Before heading into production, we evaluated these realities with our partners at CBS and they agreed: Star Trek deserves the very best, and these extra few months will help us achieve a vision we can all be proud of."
It was also announced that The Good Wife spin-off starring Christine Baranski will now premiere in February 2017, essentially switching places with Discovery. The spin-off takes place one year after the events of The Good Wife and will also premiere on broadcast before moving exclusively to CBS All Access. Robert and Michelle King, creators and executive producers of The Good Wife, will return as the showrunners of the new series.
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