Today, Netflix announced that the highly anticipated Star Trek:Discovery will launch on Monday, September 25th exclusively on Netflix everywhere excluding the USA and Canada. The episodes will also be available on CBS All Acccess that same night. The first eight episodes will run from Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 5.
Season 1 will then resume with seven more episodes, which will begin streaming in January.
The series boasts a cast of genre franchise veterans, including "The Mummy's" Michelle Yeoh, "Harry Potter's" Jason Isaacs, "Hellboy's" Doug Jones, "The Office's" Rainn Wilson and "The Walking Dead" and "Once Upon a Time" alum Sonequa Martin-Green.
Lorca is described as "steely" and a "brilliant military tactician", but, breaking with the past Star Trek tradition, Captain Lorca will not be the lead character of Star Trek: Discovery. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will executive produced. To that effect, CBS has added all of the past Star Trek television series to the CBS All Access streaming service, as well as a handful of the Star Trek feature films. Are you excited for the new Star Trek?