It’s a good morning to be a Trekkie as CBS has announced Star Trek is returning to television!
Premiering in January 2017, the newest television endeavor in the Star Trek universe 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.” Next year the franchise will mark its 50th anniversary since it debuted on Sept. 8, 1966 – originally airing for three seasons
Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote and produced on Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), will serve as executive producer for the new Star Trek television series..
“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,” said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios, in a press 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.”
The new series will broadcast on CBS Television Network. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service.