You’ve read that correctly. After the massive mainstream success of the rebooted Star Trek films, it was inevitable that the series would eventually return to television. That time is now. A new Star Trek series, which has yet to be named will arrive in January 2017! (That sounds really far away, but really it’s only just over a year that we have to wait).
Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote the two recent Star Trek film outings, will serve as Executive Producer on the series, for better or worse. The new show will air through CBS Television Studios. (This doesn’t mean he’ll be writing the show, so hold onto your hats).
This will be the 6th live action series for the show, and although not a lot of details are available, we do have some brief (yet tantalizing) descriptions.
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.
The new television series is not related to the upcoming feature film “Star Trek Beyond,” which is scheduled to be distributed by Paramount Pictures in summer 2016.
The show will premiere on CBS and then be made instantly available through the increasingly popular streaming service “CBS All Access”.
With it’s 50th anniversary happening next year, it has been speculated that we’d be hearing news of this sort at some point soon. Unfortunately it’ll be airing a bit late for a 50th celebration, but I’m sure it’ll be welcome regardless.