Star Trek Discovery – Release Date, Timeline and News

UPDATED 15/5/17

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:

Star Trek Discovery is set to air Late Summer/Early Autumn.  According to CBS CEO Les Moonves via the Hollywood Reporter (Feb ’17).
We suggest switching off your internal chronometer.
Update 14/5/17:
Star Trek Discovery writer Ted Sullivan (who knows what’s up) has tweeted us this hint.

There’s another reason to suspect the date announcement may be imminent. Jim Moorhouse AKA @ExterpriseExtra  (who we always suspect knows more behind the scenes stuff than he is letting on!) recently twitted this reminder:

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.

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.

 How to watch Star Trek Discovery

United States: The pilot episode will air on network TV (CBS) and then exclusively available on CBS’s streaming service CBS: All Access.
US Residents can sign up here and receive a free week trial. They have EVERY episode from EVERY series of Star Trek!

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

Canada: The first episode will premiere on CTV on the same night as CBS. All remaining episodes will initially be televised on Bell Media’s cable networks, Space (English) and Z (French) and then later exclusively on CraveTV, Bell Media’s streaming video-on-demand service.

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!


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