As you may well know, 2016 is the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, a milestone which will be celebrated by the 13th cinematic outing for the franchise, Star Trek Beyond. But whilst the franchise continues to entertain on the big screen many fans have long hoped it would return to its television routes. And now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, it is!....
Prolific producer Alex Kurtzman is developing a new take on the beloved sci-fi classic for TV, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The new Star Trek has been picked up straight to series at CBS, with the premiere slated for the network in January 2017. Subsequent episodes will air on its digital and VOD platform, CBS All Access. The premiere and all subsequent episodes will then be available in the U.S. on CBS All Access, the network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. Star Trek marks the first original series developed specifically for CBS All Access.Kurtzman, along with Robert Orci, co-wrote both 2009's Star Trek revival and 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness.
The new Star Trek will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.
No further details are known at this time, but we'll bring you more news on the new Star Trek TV series as we hear it.
Are you excited for Star Trek's return to television?