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Star Trek Discovery – Release Date, Timeline and News

UPDATED 19/6/17

With so much information and misinformation regarding the new series Star Trek Discovery, we have researched some of the top asked questions and tried to find the correct answer. Please note we are not an official source of information. This could change anytime or could be plain wrong! Please use your own judgment! We’re just three fans doing some research.

Release Date:

US and Canada: 24th September 2017
UK / Rest of Planet Earth: 25th September 2017


How to watch Star Trek Discovery

United Kingdom & Rest of the Earth: Available weekly on Netflix.

United States:

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Star Trek: Discovery will launch in the U.S. on Sunday, September 24 with a broadcast premiere that night on the CBS Television Network airing at 8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT (time approximate following NFL Football and 60 Minutes).

The series premiere will also be available on-demand on CBS All Access and the second episode of the series will be available on the service that same night immediately following the broadcast premiere.
US Residents can sign up here and receive a free week trial. They have EVERY episode from EVERY series of Star Trek!

Space Channel will launch the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery on Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 PM ET.
The first eight episodes will run from Sunday, September 24 through Sunday, November 5. The season will then resume with the second chapter in January 2018.

Every episode will also be available to Space subscribers on the newly launched Space GO app, in addition to being available on and participating On Demand channels. Star Trek: Discovery will also stream exclusively in Canada on CraveTV, with full scheduling details to be released in the coming weeks. – Source:

Will Star Trek Discovery be aired on the same date everywhere or the US first?

Short answer: Within 24 hours of US Premiere according to Netflix (July ’16)

According to the press release published on when the series was announced. “This new series will premiere to the national CBS audience, then boldly go where no first-run Star Trek series has gone before – directly to its millions of fans through CBS All Access”.
We don’t speak no Americano but we think this says “we’re putting the first episode on national TV, then you’ll watch the rest on our own streaming service.”

Will episodes be streamed weekly or by season

Weekly according to interview with Les Moonves CBS CEO (May ’16) although we find press releases regarding premiere of episodes rather ambiguous.
UPDATE: The 15-episode season will be released in two chapters. The first eight episodes will run from Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 5. The season will then resume with the second chapter debuting in January 2018. – Source:

Will Discovery be in the Prime or Kelvin  Timeline (JJ Verse)?

Prime Universe. According to former showrunner and co-creator Bryan Fuller at a panel at San Diego Comic Con 2016 as reported by iO9.
However this has not been confirmed by any official Star Trek/CBS announcement (that we have seen). Could it be more complex and jump timelines? At this time it’s all speculation.

 Who has been cast in Star Trek Discovery? (Updated 13/5/17)

See our Star Trek Discovery Cast page to browse by ship or organisation.

What year will Discovery be set?

2255 Ten years before The Original Series. (

This infographic by TrekMovie shows us how the timelines and dates crossover.

 What’s it about?

We don’t know and we don’t want to know until we’re sat in front of our screens watching it!

But check out Sam’s crazy fan theory that Michael Burnham is Kelvin Spock and Uhura’s child!

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