It's suffered a number of set backs during its long gestation period and now it's set to suffer another one.
The Hollywood Reporter are reporting that Star Trek Discovery has been pushed from its planned May debut.
The series was originally set to air this month but multiple delays, including the loss of original showrunner Bryan Fuller, meant that it was re-scheduled to premiere in May. CBS All Access, the streaming platform that will host the show released the below statement about the show's start date.
"Production on Star Trek: Discovery begins next week. We love the cast, the scripts and are excited about the world the producers have created," reps for CBS All Access said in a statement. "This is an ambitious project; we will be flexible on a launch date if it's best for the show. We've said from the beginning it's more important to do this right than to do it fast. There is also added flexibility presenting on CBS All Access, which isn't beholden to seasonal premieres or launch windows."
On the plus side, they've also announced the casting of James Frain as Spock's father, Sarek.
Frain's most recent TV role was on Gotham where he played villain, Theo Galavan. He joins a cast that includes Michelle Yeoh, Anthony Rapp and Doug Jones.
As we reported before Christmas, The Walking Dead's Sonequa Martin-Green will play the lead in the 13 episode first season.