New STAR TREK Series Adds Rod Roddenberry & Trevor Roth

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 04 March 2016

TV News

CBS’ has made the move to bring in Roddenberry Entertainment to assist with their new Star Trek series.

To be precise, the network has brought in Roddenberry Entertainment President Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry and COO Trevor Roth. Rod is, of course, the son of the late great Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek. The pair will serve as executive producers alongside Bryan Fuller, Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin.

On this news, showrunner Fuller said, “Gene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy, left a finely feathered nest for all who love Star Trek to enjoy. And it is only fitting that Rod Roddenberry and Roddenberry Entertainment join our new Trek adventure to ensure that his father’s legacy of hope for the future and infinite diversity in infinite combinations runs through our tales as Gene Roddenberry intended.”

Rod himself added, “Moral dilemmas, human issues, complex characters and a genuine sense of optimism: these are the cornerstones of Star Trek and are what have made it such an influential and beloved franchise for the last 50 years. While I will always be humbled by its legacy and the legions of fans who are its guardians, it’s a genuine honour to be joining a team of imaginative and incredibly capable individuals whose endeavor it is to uphold the tenets of Star Trek’s legacy while bringing it to audiences in a new era and on a contemporary platform.”

This new Star Trek series will launch with a special preview on CBS early next year. Following that, the premiere and all first-run episodes will initially be exclusive to the on-demand CBS All Access in the US. No details are known at this early stage as to where the series will find a home in the UK.

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