STAR TREK to Boldly Return on TV

Written by Martin Unsworth Monday, 02 November 2015

Movie News

CBS Television Studios has confirmed a new Star Trek television will begin January 2017.

The new Trek will be the first original series developed for CBS All Access, the streaming service that already features the previous Star Trek shows. Executive producer Alex Kurtzman (co-writer and producer of the two recent rebooted films.

CBS President David Stapf said: “There is no better time to give Star Trek fans a new series than on the heels of the original show’s 50th anniversary celebration. Everyone here has great respect for this storied franchise, and we’re excited to launch its next television chapter in the creative mind and skilled hands of Alex Kurtzman, someone who knows this world and its audience intimately.

Marc DeBevoise, Executive Vice President/General Manager of CBS Digital Media added: “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.

They do stress the as-yet-untitled new series is not going to be related to next year’s Star Trek Beyond, distributed by Paramount Pictures, due for release on July 22nd, 2016.

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