The wait for Star Trek: Discovery is almost over. After two premiere date delays and a showrunner switch, the hotly-anticipated revival is finally launching on September 24 at 8:30 p.m. on CBS, and it can’t come soon enough.
After the show’s broadcast debut, the second episode of Discovery will be available immediately on CBS All Access, the network’s digital subscription live streaming service, which will be the exclusive home of the series for the rest of its run.
New episodes will be available every Sunday exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S., as part of CBS’ strategy to entice viewers to sign up for the streaming site — which is already home to The Good Wife‘s critically-acclaimed spinoff, The Good Fight.
The show’s 15-episode freshman season will be released in two chapters: the first eight episodes will run from Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 5 before taking a hiatus for the holidays and resuming in January 2018.
Discovery will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new lifeforms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself.
The Walking Dead‘s Sonequa Martin-Green stars as First Officer Michael Burnham, alongside a sprawling ensemble cast that includes Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou, who commands the Starship Shenzou; Jason Isaacs as Captain Lorca, leader of the Starship Discovery; Rainn Wilson as classic Trek conman Harry Mudd; and James Frain as the Vulcan Sarek, father of Spock.