CBS All Access Orders Three New Series, But What’s Up With the Stalled ‘Star Trek’ Launch?

Aug 1, 2017  •  Post A Comment

CBS All Access has commissioned “No Activity,” a new comedy series from Will Ferrell, “Strange Angel,” a drama from Ridley Scott, and “$1,” a new mystery-thriller set in post-recession America.

Marc DeBevoise, president and chief operating officer of CBS Interactive, unveiled the plans today at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

“CBS All Access is dedicated to delivering inventive, premium original programming for our subscribers and creating opportunities for world class content creators to find new, creative ways to tell stories,” DeBevoise said. “The addition of ‘Strange Angel,’ our first series based on a compelling and true story; ‘No Activity,’ our first comedy series; and ‘$1,’ an innovative thriller, builds on the tremendous momentum CBS All Access has generated in its first season of original programming with ‘The Good Fight’ and the upcoming ‘Star Trek: Discovery.’”

Variety notes that “Discovery” was originally expected to launch on the service back in January but has been repeatedly delayed.

“Sources say difficulties casting and behind-the-scenes flux, including Bryan Fuller stepping down as showrunner, are cause for the show’s delay,” Variety notes.

The “Star Trek” series now has a launch date of Sunday, Sept. 24, when it will bow on CBS before moving to the streaming service.

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