CBS CEO Les Moonves showed a high degree of confidence when talking to investors about Star Trek: Discovery during the company’s quarterly earnings call.
Moonves praised Star Trek: Discovery after seeing the first six episodes of the CBS All Access streaming series.
“You have all heard quite a bit about the debut of Star Trek: Discovery next month,” Moonves said. “I have now seen the first six episodes and I can assure you that it is terrific. It is the perfect vehicle to take All Access to the next level and beyond.”
Moonves was also confident that, in combination with the coming NFL season and other original and CBS television content, Star Trek: Discovery would help push CBS All Access to the next level.
“With a full season of NFL, Star Trek: Discovery, and more and more original programming and every episode of every CBS show on CBS this fall, and international expansion, we are just getting started with All Access,” Moonves said. “This fall with Star Trek, the NFL and new programming we really think it should grow quite a bit.”
Moonves also clarified that while CBS All Access is planning to expand globally, Star Trek: Discovery will still be carried by Netflix in international markets per the two company's already existing agreement.
Star Trek: Discovery will air its premiere episode on Sept. 24th on CBS. That episode and the show’s second episode will both be available the same evening on CBS All Access. The first half of Star Trek: Discovery’s first season will be released weekly on CBS All Access through November. The second half of the season will air on CBS All Access beginning in January 2018.
Set 10 years prior to the five-year mission of the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: Discovery follows the adventures of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new