Les Moonves President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation recently spoke about Star Trek: Discovery’s launch date at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference.
Star Trek’ is going to [come] sometime later in the year; late summer, early fall, we’re looking at, probably, right now.
The good news about All Access is [that] it’s important to get it right. ‘Star Trek’ is the family jewels; we’re not going to rush it in a lot of post-production – but I’m very confident in what I’ve seen so far.
We’re full into production; I’ve seen a little bit of it, and I’m very excited.
Reaffirming the decision to air Discovery on CBS All Access, Moonves said:
There are clearly millions and millions of Trekkies out there – ‘Star Trek’ fans – that are waiting [for ‘Discovery].’ We get a lot of mail on it every single day, they’re very anxious about it.
We think it’s the perfect show for All Access. We know for a fact that the other versions of ‘Star Trek,’ and there were seven [sic] other series – some of them were great, some of them were terrible – they all did really well on Netflix.
That gave us great confidence that this was the right show to really it the full-court press on All Access.
Star Trek: Discovery is coming to CBS All Access in 2017, following the premiere on the CBS Television Network, and will be distributed concurrently on Netflix in 188 countries and through Bell Media in Canada.