With Alex Kurtzman having recently been brought in to take over the Star Trek: Discovery ship, now comes word that he’ll actually be overseeing a whole host of Star Trek efforts for CBS.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Kurtzman has signed a five-year deal to supervise a bunch of new Star Trek TV series, miniseries, and animation shows. And just to get the excitement levels of longtime fans up, there’s even talk that Kurtzman could develop a series that sees Patrick Stewart return as Captain Picard. Kurtzman and Akiva Goldsman are currently working on that Stewart vehicle, although no concrete deal has been agreed on that front just yet. As well as the CBS content, Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout banner will also be developing original series across broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms.
On this news, Kurtzman enthused, “Heather [Kadin], Aaron [Baiers] and I are thrilled to continue Secret Hideout’s partnership with CBS Television Studios. Since our first collaboration with Hawaii Five-0 almost a decade ago, Les [Moonves], David [Stapf] and the full team at CBS Studios have been our foremost collaborators and champions, treating each project with integrity, supporting the creative visions and working breathlessly to make each episode of every show the best it can be. CBS has allowed us the great pleasure of reintroducing the world of Star Trek to audiences new and old, and we are very excited to keep working alongside them to expand that world.”
Expect more on all of this as we get it. Production on Star Trek: Discovery’s second season began this past April, and the show will return early next year.