After months of delays and a change in executive producer from Bryan Fuller to Alex Kurtzman (Fuller was forced to drop from the series due to conflicting commitments to American Gods), Star Trek: Discovery has finally announced information on the release of the upcoming series.
— Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) June 19, 2017
According to StarTrek.com, Star Trek: Discovery will premier on Sunday, September 24. The first episode will air on the CBS television network at 8:30 pm ET/PT, after NFL football and 60 Minutes. The premier will also be available on CBS All Access, the app that U.S. viewers must use to watch the rest of the series. The second episode of Discovery will also be available on All Access immediately after the broadcast premier. Subsequent episodes will be available through All Access each Sunday.
For those in Canada, Space Channel will premiere the first two episodes of Discovery on Sunday, September 24, at 8:30 pm ET/PT. Canadian viewers can watch the rest of the episodes on Sundays through the Space GO app, on Space.ca, participating On Demand channels, and will stream exclusively in Canada on Crave TV. The rest of the world will be able to watch Star Trek: Discovery through Netflix starting on Monday, September 25, with new episodes appearing on subsequent Mondays.
Along with news of the premiere, we found out that the first season will be split into two chapters. The first eight episodes will air between September 24 through November 5 for U.S. and Canadian viewers and September 25 through November 6 for worldwide viewers. The second chapter and the remaining 7 episodes will air again beginning in January, 2018 on all platforms.
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