Looks like the Final Frontier wasn’t as final as we thought.
CBS today announced a new television series in the Star Trek franchise will be released in January 2017. The first episode of the as-of-yet unnamed series will premiere on the CBS Television Network, with all subsequent episodes streaming on the CBS All Access streaming service.
Not much is known about the show itself. However it has been confirmed that that Alex Kurtzman, co-writer of 2009’s Star Trek film and the 2013 sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, will serve as Executive Producer; and that it will be unrelated to the upcoming threequel Star Trek Beyond.
The show 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,” said a press release.
“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,” David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios said in the release. “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.”
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) November 2, 2015