After delays and setbacks, the new Star Trek show finally has a release date. Star Trek: Discovery debuts on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET with a special telecast on CBS.
The premiere will end the drought of 12 years, 4 months and 11 days since a Star Trek property has appeared on television, when the finale of Star Trek: Enterprise aired. In that time, three Star Trek films, dealing with a universe separate than the world of the shows, has kept the franchise's name alive, as has the rise of Netflix and Hulu, streaming services on which the property's several shows are consistently viewed.
The show has had a long road to this point, with release dates pushed back several times before. In a nod to streaming, the debut episode of the show will be the only one to actually air on television. As it airs, the premiere and the show's second episode will instantly debut on the CBS All Access streaming service. Discovery will then be released weekly on All Access for the rest of its 15-episode run, split into two parts. Outside of the United States, the show will air on Netflix.
The show, set before the original Star Trek of Spock and Kirk, has promised a diverse cast in keeping with creator Gene Rodenberry's vision of the future. Here's everything we know about what's going to appear on Discovery.