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Star Trek: Discovery Premiere Date Set

Star Trek: Discovery finally has an official landing date. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series, which has been delayed multiple times, is officially set for a Sept. 24 release. The 13-episode prequel to the original Star Trek TV series is set to follow the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery, with the first season revolving around "an incident and an event in Star Trek history that's been talked about but never been explored."

Star Trek: Discovery has faced a number of speed bumps on its way to production. Created by Alex Kurtzman and  Bryan Fuller, the series was originally set to be the first ever to premiere on the CBS All Access platform early this year. However, it has been set back by numerous delays, including Fuller leaving the show so that he could focus on his Starz series American Gods. Kurtzman recently explained away the delays, saying they were just a result of producers looking to create the best series possible for the fans. 

The new release date seems like it may finally be the one that sticks. The series is set to premiere on CBS at 8:30 p.m., with the first two episodes available to stream on CBS All Access that same day. Subsequent episodes will hit the streaming service every Sunday, with the first eight episodes rolling out through Nov. 5. After that, the show will take a short break before beginning to premiere the second half of its run in January of 2018. The show will also be accompanied by a weekly aftershow, Talking Trek, which will also premiere on CBS All Access.

Star Trek: Discovery, headed by co-showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts, has an extensive ensemble cast, which features Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham; Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca; Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou; Doug Jones as Science Officer Saru, a member of a new alien species; Anthony Rapp as Lt. Stamets; James Frain as Spock's father Sarek; and Rainn Wilson as original series character Harry Mudd. Other cast members include Chris Obi, Mary Chieffo, Shazad Latif, Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy, Sam Vartholomeos, Rekha Sharma, Kenneth Mitchell, Clare McConnell, and Damon Runyan.

Now that we finally have a premiere date, we are definitely getting excited to join the new crew on their journey. While we wait for the show to premiere, get some hints on what to expect by reading up on some of the small details only true fans noticed in the show's first trailer.