Earlier today it was revealed that a new ‘Star Trek’ television series was in the works for CBS’s video on demand service CBS All Access.
The new series is to be executive produced by Alex Kurtzman who co-wrote the 2009 ‘Star Trek’ movie and ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’
The new program will be the first original series developed specifically for U.S. audiences for CBS All Access, a cross-platform streaming service that brings viewers thousands of episodes from CBS‘s current and past seasons on demand, plus the ability to stream their local CBS Television station live for $5.99 per month. CBS All Access already offers every episode of all previous Star Trek television series.
The series will not have anything to do with next years movie ‘Star Trek Beyond’.
The new show will also be “concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International.”
“The brand-new Star Trek 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.”
Kurtzman and Heather Kadin will be executive producers, and the show will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout.
“There is no better time to give Star Trek fans a new series than on the heels of the original show’s fiftieth anniversary celebration,” said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. “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.”
The new ‘Star Trek’ series will begin to air episodes in 2017, which is a nice way to see out the shows 50th anniversary.