Any Star Trek fan will tell you that the wait for the franchise’s latest entry, Star Trek: Discovery, has been a painful one. Numerous delays and setbacks have left fans without a single clue as to when the new TV series will premiere, but with a new announcement today, the picture just cleared up in a big way. Unfortunately, though, it’s not all good news…
Let’s start with the exciting stuff:
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CBS announced today that Star Trek: Discovery would be making its debut on September 24th. According to THR, the first episode will kick off on both CBS and CBS All Access at 8:30pm ET, after which the series will continue exclusively on CBS All Access streaming platform.
Now, on to the bad news.
As you might have expected with Discovery, the show’s rollout is not going to be a simple one. After it debuts on September 24th, Discovery will air new episodes every Sunday, giving you a nice fix of sci-fi to offset all that NFL madness. So, what’s the catch? Well, the show’s first season will actually be split into two separate chapters. Chapter One will run through November 5th, but Chapter Two won’t actually until January 2018. It’s a frustrating schedule for anybody who was looking forward to three straight months of new Star Trek goodness, but let’s just hope it’s all worth the wait.
Want to know what you’re waiting for? Check out the show’s captivating trailer below: