After numerous delays that led to a nebulous sometime in the fall response, CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery at last has a firm release date and schedule.
As revealed on StarTrek.com, the 15-episode first season of the series will be split into two halves with the first episodes arriving in September of this year and the rest beginning in January 2018.
In the United States Discovery will launch on September 24 with the first episode broadcasting on the CBS network from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, an approximate time following the football game and 60 Minutes. That premiere episode will be available immediately on CBS All Access with the second episode of the series becoming available on the streaming service as soon as the premiere finishes airing.
After that premiere night the episodes will be available on CBS All-Access only with one episode arriving every Sunday. The first eight episodes will start on September 24 with the final seven episodes arriving starting sometime in January 2018.
The series will debut on the same date outside of the United States, but the ways to watch it will differ. In Canada Space Channel will debut the first two episodes at the same time and then run the first eight in 2017 and last seven in 2018 as well but they will be available to Space subscribers and will also stream exclusively on CraveTV in Canada.
In the rest of the world the episodes will just stream on Netflix, following the same format of eight in 2017 and seven episodes in 2018.
Star Trek: Discovery stars Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca, Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham, Doug Jones as science officer Saru, Anthony Rapp as science officer Stamets, Terry Serpico as Starfleet Admiral Anderson, Maulik Pancholoy as Chief Medical Officer Nambue, Sam Vartholomeos as junior Starfleet officer Connor, Mary Wiseman as Starfleet Academy Cadet Tilly, Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou, and James Frain as Ambassador Sarek among others.