New 'Star Trek' delayed again? Either way, James Frain joins

New 'Star Trek' delayed again? Either way, James Frain joins

Shooting in Toronto, the new 13-episode Star Trek: Discovery is officially said to take place 10 years before Kirk's original Enterprise mission, as well to be "heavily serialized", akin to a novel. Whether this means some version of Spock will be appearing on Discovery remains to be seen, but it represents the first direct nod to the franchise from the new show. Per EW, True Blood alum James Frain has landed the role of Sarek, which gives us a better idea of the show's timeline in relation to the rest of the Star Trek universe. We've said from the beginning it's more important to do this right than to do it fast. This is the second time the CBS All Access series has been delayed; it was originally slated to debut in February 2017, then got pushed back to May.

There's no word yet on how Sarek will factor into Star Trek: Discovery, though he's cited as having a "key role". Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers. "There is also added flexibility presenting on CBS All Access, which isn't beholden to seasonal premieres or launch windows". Of course, we don't know what that event is just yet, but we'll find out soon enough.

CBS ALL ACCESS is the CBS Television Network's digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. Fuller now says he won't be involved in Discovery at all, beyond writing the pilot. Previously announced cast members include Sonequa Martin-Green (Lieutenant Commander Rainsford), Michelle Yeoh (Captain Georgiou of the U.S.S. Shenzhou), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Stamets), Doug Jones (Lt. Saru), Chris Obi (T'Kuvma), Shazad Latif (Kol), and Mary Chieffo (L'Rell).



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