A new Star Trek Series is warping back to the small screen! And just in time to follow up the 50th anniversary of the Sci-fi franchise! The Hollywood Reporter broke the story about an hour ago, with CBS television followed shortly after, officially announcing that Star Trek will be returning to Television in January 2017!
A formal announcement was just released on startrek.com about the project. Below is an except:
The next chapter of the Star Trek franchise will also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International.
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 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.
Alex Kurtzman will serve as executive producer for the new Star Trek TV series. Kurtzman co-wrote and produced the blockbuster films Star Trek (2009) with Roberto Orci, and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) with Orci and Damon Lindelof. Both films were produced and directed by J.J. Abrams.
Star Trek, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016, is one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. The original Star Trek spawned a dozen feature films and five successful television series. Almost half a century later, the Star Trek television series are licensed on a variety of different platforms in more than 190 countries, and the franchise still generates more than a billion social media impressions every month.
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It’s a smart move for CBS to put Trek on their digital subscription video service. It almost guarantees a colossal increase in this pay service. There has been no new Star Trek on television since May, 2005 when Star Trek: Enterprise went off the air, so this announcement is sure to stir some enthusiasm! While this story is still in its infancy, it is safe to assume that it’s legitimate, as it comes from the studio itself.
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