A New 'Star Trek' Series Is Coming to TV
The show will premiere on CBS in 2017, but will air exclusively on its digital and VOD platform All Access.
Here's some exciting news to celebrate Star Trek's 50th anniversary. The show will officially make its triumphant return to television in January 2017!
But there's a catch. Though the premiere will air on CBS, its subsequent episodes will run exclusively on its digital and VOD platform All Access.
"This new series will premiere to the national CBS audience, then boldly go where no first-run Star Trek series has gone before — directly to its millions of fans through CBS All Access,” said CBS digital media EVP and GM Marc DeBevoise. “We’ve experienced terrific growth for CBS All Access, expanding the service across affiliates and devices in a very short time. We now have an incredible opportunity to accelerate this growth with the iconic Star Trek, and its devoted and passionate fan base, as our first original series.”
The re-boot will introduce new characters, worlds, and civilizations, but plans to incorporate the familiar faces and places from the original.
Alex Kurtzman has been named executive producer of the sci-fi classic. Kurtzman co-wrote and produced the blockbuster films Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), which were both produced and directed by J.J. Abrams.
Are you excited about the project and its modern makeover or should Star Trek, as a TV series, be left untouched? Sound off in the comment section!