Star Trek: Discovery Coming To CBS To Fill In Programming Gaps
The streaming service original series will help CBS pad out its schedule.
If you're a Star Trek fan, but don't subscribe to CBS All Access, you're in luck. The All Access original series Star Trek: Discovery will be headed to a television near you in the future. Because the COVID-19 global pandemic has been putting TV and movie production on hold, the network is integrating streaming service shows into its fall schedule.
The most notable of the fall additions is none other than Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery, which debuted on CBS All Access on September 24, 2017. Three years after its debut, it's coming to CBS proper on Thursday, September 24 at 10 PM.
Discovery takes place 10 years prior to the events of the original Star Trek series, and the All Access original follows the crew of the USS Discovery as the Klingon houses unite to wage war on the United Federation of Planets. The third season will debut on the streaming service on October 15.
Additionally, CBS is adding the Spectrum original series Manhunt: Deadly Games on Monday, September 21, and the Netflix show One Day At A Time on October 12--however, this will be Season 4 of the Netflix original.
The streaming giant Netflix seems to be one of the few content creators not suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "The one thing that's maybe not widely understood is we work really far out, relative to the industry because we launch our shows, all episodes, at once, and we're working far out all over the world," Ted Sarandos explained in April during a Netflix earnings call. "So our 2020 slate in films are largely shot and are in post-production, remotely, in locations all over the world.
He later went on to explain the company is deep into its 2021 slate, and they are not anticipating upcoming releases being moved around. So this move by CBS to fill out its programming schedule with streaming service series is a smart move, and there may be a chance other networks will follow suit if need be.