'Star Trek: Discovery' update: Premiere date still unknown

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After production for the latest "Star Trek" TV series has been confirmed, the show still floats in uncertainty, as far as having a definite premiere is concerned.

According to a report by Screen Rant, "Star Trek: Discovery" is still waiting for word from TV network CBS regarding its official premiere date. The show, which marks the comeback of the popular science fiction franchise on TV, will be shown on CBS All Access.

It can be recalled that Star Trek: Discovery had faced a bumpy ride in relation to its production, which resulted in CBS becoming non-committal as far as the initial airing date is concerned. The show was initially slated for a January release. This was later on moved to May and was pushed further to "summer/early fall."

Last December, showrunner Bryan Fuller stepped away from the project and decided to focus his attention on other projects. He confirmed in an interview with Newsweek that his decision to leave was "bittersweet," although he noted that he can only provide the production team the material he had initially given them.

Adding to the uncertainty, CBS Interactive President Marc DeBevoise said in an interview with Vulture that a fall release cannot be confirmed as of the moment. However, he noted that production has been moving smoothly.

"It's going great, I've actually been up there [to the set]. It is, you know, phenomenal. It is huge. And we're very excited about the content, the creators, the actors, all coming together," said De Bevoise. "As you said, we're not tied to any specific release date. It'll be there when we're ready to do it, and when we feel it's in a great place. We're not worried about anything here. We're excited, and we'll have more specifics as we get closer to what will likely be the release dates," he added.

Meanwhile, fans who are eagerly awaiting for "Discovery" can expect a serialized format, similar to that of "The Walking Dead" and "Breaking Bad," where every episode play their part in a build up a bigger story.

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