Trekkies rejoice! The day has finally arrived where we can look forward to new star trek TV material, and stop watching re-runs of the original series! Unfortunately there’s not much more information regarding the new show, except that it’s in development at CBS, and it’s being developed by Alex Kurtzman, who has worked on the previous two films directed by J.J. Abrams. The series will arrive just in time for the 50th anniversary of the franchise.
It is slated to premiere in January of 2017. According to THR, the new Star Trek show 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.”
Marc DeBevoise, executive VP and GM at CBS Digital Media, had this to say in a statement:
“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. 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.”
New Star Trek Series Announced Coming January 2017.
CBS All Access is CBS’s cross-platform streaming network which already offers viewers access to every episode of all the previous Star Trek television series. We’ll keep you updated on any additional news about the series as it becomes available.