CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network's digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced its second original drama series, the highly anticipated Star Trek: Discovery, will launch Sunday, Sept. 24 with a broadcast premiere that night on the CBS Television Network airing 8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT. The time is approximate following NFL Football and 60 Minutes. The Star Trek: Discovery series premiere will also be available on-demand on CBS All Access and the second episode of the series will be available on the service that same night immediately following the broadcast premiere.
After premiere night, all new episodes will be available on-demand weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S. The 15-episode season will be released in two chapters. The first eight episodes will run from Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 5. The season will then resume with the second chapter in January 2018. Executive producer Alex Kurtzman has recently teased that there will be a number of Star Trek: Discovery celebrity cameos featured throughout this first season, although no specific names were mentioned at this time. With just a few months left until the season premiere, perhaps some of these cameos will be revealed with new trailers or clips that will likely be released throughout the summer.
Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with Star Trek: Discovery. 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 of dreamers and doers.
Star Trek: Discovery is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Alex Kurtzman's Secret Hideout, Bryan Fuller and his Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers. The series will be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media's Space channel and OTT service CraveTV. For more information on Star Trek Discovery, please visit CBS.com
The cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham, along with Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd, Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou, Doug Jones as Lt. Saru, Chris Obi as T'Kuvma and Mary Chieffo as L'Rell. This new series will also feature the first openly-gay character, Lt. Stamets, played by Anthony Rapp, an astromycologist, fungus expert, and Starfleet Science Officer aboard the Discovery, along with James Frain as Spock's father, Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca, captain of the Starship discovery, and Mary Wiseman as Tilly, a Starfleet Academy Cadet in her final year of study, assigned to the Starship Discovery. The cast is rounded out by Shazad Latif as Lieutenant Tyler, Rekha Sharma as Commander Landry, Kenneth Mitchell as Kol, Clare McConnell as Dennas, Damon Runyan as Ujilli and Kenneth Mitchell as Kol.