‘Star Trek: Discovery’ delayed, again, & James Frain joins cast

To no ones surprise, Star Trek: Discovery has been delayed yet again.

It’s news that has been expected since the news at the end of 2016 that Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies), who was originally attached as showrunner, was leaving the position behind. Since then, casting information has been trickling out, but with no indication when shooting would begin, the May 2017 premiere date was looking more difficult to attain.

CBS has now announced that Star Trek: Discovery will begin filming in Toronto under new showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts, but that it will no longer meet the May 2017 date. This marks the second time the series has been pushed back, as it was originally due to drop in February. Instead of setting a new date and risking another disappointment, CBS have opted to leave the eventual premiere date open ended at this time.

Along with this news, CBS has announced new casting as James Frain (Gotham, Orphan Black) will be joining the cast as Spock’s father, Sarek. While Frain is a superb actor, this writer must admit she’s a little bummed at the need to include a character we’ve known before. As if the name “Star Trek” and that universe isn’t enough of a draw.

How do you feel about the news of yet another date push back? And what about the inclusion of Sarek in the series? Drop us a note in the comments.