Broadcast plans for the highly anticipated series Star Trek: Discovery have been announced. The Toronto-shot series will debut on Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. CT on Space and CTV in Canada. The second episode will air immediately on Space following the premiere.
In the U.S., the series will debut at the same (8:30 p.m.) on CBS and streaming service CBS All Access, with the second episode being made available following the premiere. The first two episodes will debut outside of Canada and the U.S. on Netflix on September 25.
The 15-episode season will be rolling out in two chapters (much like AMC’s The Walking Dead) with the first eight episodes airing through November 5 and the second chapter picking up in January 2018.
Each episode will air Sundays on Space. The show’s timeslot following the September 24th premiere will be confirmed by Bell Media at a later date. Episodes will also be made available for Space subscribers on Space.ca, On Demand and the newly launched Space GO app. Star Trek: Discovery will also stream in Canada on CraveTV, with more details to be released in the coming weeks.
Bell Media has also confirmed that the after-show companion series, Talking Trek, will also air on Space.
Star Trek: Discovery “will feature a new ship, new characters, and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.” Events are set to take place ten years before the events of the original Star Trek series.
The series will star Sonequa Martin-Green as first officer Michael Burnham, aka “Number One,” along with Terry Serpico (as Anderson, a Starfleet admiral), Maulik Pancholy (chief medical officer Nambue), Sam Vartholomeos (junior officer Connor), James Frain (Spock’s father Sarek), Doug Jones (Saru, a lieutenant), Michelle Yeah (Captain Georgia of the Shenzou), Anthony Rapp (Stamets, a science officer), Chris Obi (as T’Kuvma, a Klingon leader), Shazad Latif (Tyler, a lieutenant), Jason Isaacs (as Lorca, captain of the Discovery), Mary Wiseman (as Tilly, a Starfleet cadet), Rainn Wilson (charismatic con-man Harry Mudd), Kenneth Mitchell (Kol, a commanding officer of the Klingons), Rekha Sharma (Landry, a security officer), Damon Rynyan (as Ujilli, a leader of the Klingon Empire) and Clare McConnell (as Dennas, another leader in the Klingon Empire).