By: Michael “The Sizzler” Jacobs, Staff Writer

Star Trek: Discovery [2017] is the highly anticipated upcoming American television series created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS All Access.

It is the first series developed specifically for CBS Television’s online service, and the first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005.

Pictured: Chris Obi as T’Kuvma. STAR TREK: DISCOVERY coming to CBS All Access. Photo Cr: Jan Thijs. © 2017 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved.

Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series, separate from the timeline of the concurrent feature films, Star Trek: Discovery [2017] will explore a previously mentioned event from the history of Star Trek while following the crew of the USS Discovery.

Sonequa Martin-Green stars as Michael Burnham, the first officer of the USS Discovery.   The new series was announced in November 2015, and Fuller joined as show-runner the next February. In addition to Fuller and Kurtzman, who wrote for previous Star Trek series and films, respectively, the crew includes several other previous Star Trek creatives.

Pictured (l-r): Doug Jones as Lieutenant Saru; Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham; Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou. STAR TREK: DISCOVERY coming to CBS All Access. Photo Cr: Jan Thijs. © 2017 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved.

The production put emphasis on carrying on the legacy of the previous series, including making efforts to feature a diverse cast. In October 2016, Fuller stepped back from showrunner due to other commitments, after establishing the series’ mythology and broad story arc. Berg and Harberts took over day-to-day production, and Goldsman joined as support. Discovery is filming in Toronto, and has filmed on location in Jordan.

Cast: Sonequa Martin-Green | Michelle Yeoh | Jason Isaacs | Shazad Latif | See Full Cast

Genres:  star trek | alien species | space exploration | Sci-Fi

Directed by: Adam Kane | David Semel | Akiva Goldsman

Produced by: Aaron Baiers | Kevin Lafferty | Rod Roddenberry

Production co: CBS Television | Paramount | Rodenberry Ent.

Distributed by: Columbia Broadcasting Systems (CBS)

Distributed by: Netflix (2017) (Japan) (video) (Internet)

Country: USA

Language: English

Budget: $6 Million to $ 7 Million Per Episode

Star Trek: Discovery is set to debut on CBS with a two-part premiere in the “fall” of 2017, before moving to All Access. The first season will consist of 13 episodes.

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