Good news Trekkies! Television network CBS have announced they are developing a new TV series based on popular franchise Star Trek and its going to debut in January 2017!
The new Star Trek will introduce new characters who are seeking new worlds and searching for civilizations.
Alex Kurtzman will serve as the executive producer for the series. Kurtzman has previously co-wrote and produced the blockbuster hit films Star Trek (2009) with Roberto Orci, and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) with Orci and Damon Lindelof. He will be accompanied by Heather Kadin. It sounds like he definitely knows what hes doing and is perfect for this job!
The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Alex Kurtzman’s company Secret Hideout.
Star Trek will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016, so the timing couldn’t be any better for this TV series to air.
“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,” President, CBS Television Studios David Stapf said. “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.”
“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,” said Marc DeBevoise who is the Executive Vice President/General Manager at CBS Digital Media. “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.”