Star Trek: Discovery now has a premiere date.
Netflix UK has announced that the newest entry in the Star Trek franchise will premiere on Monday September 25th, when the first two episodes will be available to stream.
New episodes will continue to be made available to Netflix UK subscribers every Monday, less than 24 hours after they initially stream state-side on CBS All Access. The first season – which runs fifteen episodes – is being split into two distinct runs; with the first eight episodes airing from September through to November. The second half of season one will launch in January 2018.
Set ten years before the events of The Original Series, Star Trek: Discovery follows 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 lead character is not a Captain as with previous shows but a Lieutenant Commander.
Star Trek: Discovery is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Bryan Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment and stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, Shazad Latif, Chris Obi, Mary Chieffo, Terry Serpico, Jason Isaacs, Mary Wiseman, Maulik Pancholy and Sam Vartholomeos. The executive producers are Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth.
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