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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Casts Its Spock

A veteran TV actor, Ethan Peck has been cast to play the iconic Starfleet officer Spock in season two of CBS All Access drama “Star Trek: Discovery.” Executive producer Alex Kurtzman confirmed at Comic-Con in July that Spock, one of the best-loved characters in the “Star Trek” franchise and in all of science fiction, would appear in season two of “Discovery.” Set to premiere in 2019, the new season, which takes place years before the original “Star Trek” television series, will feature an encounter between the USS Discovery and the USS Enterprise. – Daniel Holloway, Variety https://ift.tt/2OB9G1P
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Star Trek: Discovery Pilot Lands On Most Pirated List Within 24 Hours

Less than 24 hours after its debut, the pilot holds the #15 spot among Pirate Bay’s most-pirated episodes. The second episode, which debuted on the proprietary CBS All Access platform, is #30 on Pirate Bay’s most downloaded list. And while some Trekkies are making it clear they aren’t going to pay, others have bitten the bullet and are making the commitment, as #CBS reported a record number of new signups to the streaming service. In fact, it broke a new record for subscriber sign-ups in a single day, but as the service is offering a one-week free trial, there’s no guarantee all of those sign-ups will remain. – Rachel Carrington, moviepilot.com http://ift.tt/2fPGAg9

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ debut led to record sign-ups for CBS’s streaming service

It’s unclear for now how the “Star Trek” bump translated to actual subscriber numbers, as the network didn’t release any updated figures. However, CBS in August had forecast that it would have over 4 million subscribers by year-end for its over-the-top services – CBS All Access and Showtime combined. And it said it was ahead of schedule on meeting its 2020 forecast of 8 million subscribers. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch http://ift.tt/2jVj0CU

Can CBS Change the Streaming Game With ‘Star Trek: Discovery’?

[Star Trek: Discovery is] the second CBS All Access original drama to roll out this way: A spinoff of The Good Wife called The Good Fight drew 7.2 million viewers when it debuted on CBS on Feb. 19 before moving to OTT. This year, CBS Interactive president and COO Marc DeBevoise says the streamer will add two original dramas — Strange Angel from Mark Heyman and mystery-thriller $1 — and its first comedy, the Will Ferrell-produced No Activity. – Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter http://ift.tt/2x70Xye

Can ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Help CBS Boldly Go Into a Streaming Future?

For CBS, however, the question looming over “Discovery” is whether the decision to place one of the most expensive shows in TV history on a platform where it will be initially exposed to fewer than 2 million potential U.S. viewers is a good business move. Part one of the premiere will debut on CBS, with part two available to watch immediately after on All Access, where all subsequent episodes will debut weekly. There are no plans for future episodes to air on CBS broadcast or anywhere else on linear television. – Daniel Holloway, Variety http://ift.tt/2vAJPxU
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