The Starfleet crew clearly has more work to do. A day after its Season 3 premiere, CBS All Access announced it has renewed Star Trek: Discovery for a fourth season, with production set to begin on Nov. 2.
CBS has reshuffled its early fall schedule with a mix of acquisitions, scripted series from other areas of the company and non-scripted programming as it deals with the ongoing impact of COVID-19. he broadcast network is adding Star Trek: Discovery, One Day At A Time and Spectrum’s Manhunt: Deadly Games as well as a documentary spin-off of FBI to the schedule in September and October.
CBS airs the latest Star Trek spinoff on its paid subscription service CBS All Access. But how many are we supposed to buy? This fan says no. For now.
Star Trek: Discovery goes where no Trek has gone before: streaming. CBS’s Les Moonves is betting the show’s rabid fans will come along.
Sunday’s premiere of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access drove a record number of single day sign-ups for CBS’ digital streaming subscription service. While no specific numbers were reported, the network claims that today’s record outstrips the previous one spurred by the 2017 Grammy Awards back in February.
“Star Trek: Discovery,” the first new TV series in the franchise in 12 years. will debut on CBS on Sept. 24, with the rest of its 15-episode run streaming on the CBS All Access service. The series gets its closest look yet here, including the turbulent development and production period it weathered and the expectations ahead of it. The show’s ultimate worthiness, its creators say, will lie in “the historical ‘Star Trek’ values it carries forward and battle-tests in settings that a modern audience will recognize.”
The highly anticipated series will premiere on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 8:30 p.m. That same night, the two first episodes will be available to stream on CBS All Access, with subsequent episodes premiering exclusively on the streamer every Sunday. However, the 15-episode first season of the sci-fi series will be split into two chapters. The first eight episodes will roll out through Nov. 5, and then the series will return with seven new episodes in January 2018.
Following up a Comic-Con panel in July about Star Trek: Discovery, executive producer Bryan Fuller shared details about the 13-episode series’ setting, characters and innovations at a Television Critics Association meeting Wednesday.
The title and footage of the starship Discovery were teased at the end of a Comic-Con panel Saturday celebrating the series’ 50th anniversary with actors from every previous Star Trek series. Discovery executive producer Bryan Fuller said the show coming to the CBS All Access streaming video service will draw upon the optimistic tone established by Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.