After over a decade away from the small screen, Star Trek will be heading back to TV with a new series from producer Alex Kurtzman.
According to the news from The Hollywood Reporter, this new Star Trek will air on CBS in January of 2017 as a traditional series, but will then move over to the CBS on-demand platform CBS All Access. This is the first series created specifically for the VOD platform. Per THR:
“The 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.”
Kurtzman has had a long relationship with Star Trek, producing the films and co-writing the 2009 reboot and it’s subsequent sequel, 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness. The original series aired in 1966 and ’67, and The Next Generation, easily the most successful TV version of the universe, ran from 1987-1994, with Deep Space Nine (93-99), Voyager (95-01) and Enterprise (01-05) following thereafter.