The wait for "Star Trek: Discovery" should be worth it in the end.
Executive producer Alex Kurtzman opened up about the show's journey to screen on Tuesday during the TCA press tour, and he was candid about some of the challenges that arose. Specifically, he pointed to the scale of the project and how the team realized they needed more time.
"In order to justify being on a premium service, it had to be huge," he said, according to Variety.
He and former "Discovery" showrunner Bryan Fuller, who remains one of the series' executive producers, discussed pushing its premiere with CBS CEO Leslie Moonves once they realized that their timeline wasn't doable. According to Kurtzman, he was "100 percent supportive."
"He totally got it," he said. "So we set about building this massive show."
Their decision did lead to substantial delays -- nine months in total; originally, Trekkies were promised a January "Discovery" premiere, only to have it pushed first to May, and then to September. The show is on track now, though, and it sounds like it might be even bigger than we dared hope.
"Star Trek: Discovery" premieres Sept. 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, and then will be available on CBS All Access.