Another Star Trek series is currently in development at CBS, and it's being developed by Alex Kurtzman, who has worked on the previous two films directed by J.J. Abrams. The series will arrive just in time for the 50th anniversary of the franchise.
The new series was picked up straight to series by CBS, and it is slated to premiere in January of 2017. According to THR, the new Star Trek 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."
That's all of the information we have to go on so far, but it great to know that Star Trek will be coming back to the small screen. The last Star Trek TV series was saw was Star Trek: Enterprise, which ran from 2001 to 2005. I actually really enjoyed that series and was bummed out when it was cancelled.
Marc DeBevoise, executive VP and GM at CBS Digital Media, had this to say in a statement:
"This new series will premiere to the national CBS audience, then boldly go where no first-run Star Trek series has gone before — directly to its millions of fans through CBS All Access. We’ve experienced terrific growth for CBS All Access, expanding the service across affiliates and devices in a very short time. We now have an incredible opportunity to accelerate this growth with the iconic Star Trek, and its devoted and passionate fan base, as our first original series.”
I'm looking forward to learning more about what this upcoming Star Trek series will entail. We'll keep you updated on any additional news about the series as it becomes available.