CBS has announced today that it is developing a brand new Star Trek television series which will air in January 2017 from executive producer Alex Kurtzman.
Kurtzman co-wrote and produced the latest two Star Trek films directed by J.J. Abrams. The new show will be the first original series made for CBS All Access: a cross-platform streaming service that has thousands of episodes from CBS’s current and past seasons on demand, plus the ability to stream their content live for $5.99 per month. CBS All Access already has every old episode of past Star Trek 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. “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 celebrates it’s 50 year anniversary in 2016 and it’s been confirmed that the new series will not be related to the third new feature film titled Star Trek Beyond, which launched summer of next year.