Sad news for those looking forward to boldly going where no man has gone before, Star Trek Discovery has been pushed back by four months.
Originally scheduled for January 2017, the sci-fi series won’t arrive until May that year after showrunners Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller requested more time to make the show as perfect as possible when it returns.
Three episodes have already been written and the extra time will be used to finish the remaining scripts for the 10-part season and allow more time for filming and post-production of the effects-heavy show.
When it does finally arrive, Stark Trek Discovery will be set ten years before the original series and follow a completely new crew as they discover new worlds and civilisations.
The season-long storyline will reportedly revolve around an incident Star Trek history that has been talked about but never before explored.
“Bringing Star Trek back to television carries a responsibility and mission: to connect fans and newcomers alike to the series that has fed our imaginations since childhood,” said Kurtzman and Fuller, in a joint statement on the official website.
“We aim to dream big and deliver, and that means making sure the demands of physical and post-production for a show that takes place entirely in space, and the need to meet an air date, don’t result in compromised quality.
“Before heading into production, we evaluated these realities with our partners at CBS and they agreed: Star Trek deserves the very best, and these extra few months will help us achieve a vision we can all be proud of.”
Stark Trek Discovery will (hopefully) arrive on CBS in May 2017 before switching to web-first steaming broadcasts on CBS All Access.
The series will be shown on Netflix in the UK with each episode airing within 24 hours of its stateside debut.