Star Trek: Discovery has cancelled its landing for the second time, further fueling concerns that the series is doomed to fail.
Discovery will start filming in Toronto next week. However — and this is the other significant development — the series is no longer going to premiere in May as previously announced. This is the second time the show’s debut date has changed. But while certain creative and production issues were a factor when Discovery was originally pushed from February to May, we’re hearing lately the drama is on track under new showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts.
CBS Television Studios said via statement:
“Production on Star Trek: Discovery begins next week. We love the cast, the scripts and are excited about the world the producers have created. 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.”
With the delay, Star Trek: Discovery is without a fixed release date, though the series is expected to land fall 2017 or early 2018, if at all.
Is Discovery more trouble than it’s worth? Will it be easy pickings for the cancellation reaper? Or can the series go beyond its troubles into Season 2? Stay tuned…