You win some, you lose some.
The reasoning for the five-month premiere delay, according to CBS, was to give the creative team -- led by executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller -- “appropriate time” to deliver “the highest quality, premium edition” of the new Star Trek series.
“Before heading into production, we evaluated these realities with our partners at CBS and they agreed: Star Trek deserves the very best, and these extra few months will help us achieve a vision we can all be proud of,” Kurtzman and Fuller said in a joint statement.
Because of Discovery’s later premiere date, CBS has moved up the launch of The Good Wife spinoff, starring Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo, from May to February. Like Discovery, the spinoff will first air on CBS before continuing on CBS All Access.
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Set one year after the events of The Good Wife finale, the spinoff also marks the return of creators Robert and Michelle King, who will serve as showrunners.
In August, Fuller revealed that Discovery would focus on a female protagonist, with the intent to cast a diverse actress to file the role. He hinted at the premise for the show, which has been shrouded in mystery.