Star Trek fans… a new television show is coming!
No, no, it’s not related to the new movies, because that would make too much sense. But it is a new series in the storied franchise and it will be executive produced by Alex Kurtzman, who’s blockbuster success with the new movies certainly bodes well for the new series.
According to StarTrek.com:
“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.”
“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,” said Marc DeBevoise, Executive Vice President/General Manager – CBS Digital Media. “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.”
“Every day, an episode of the Star Trek franchise is seen in almost every country in the world,” said Armando Nuñez, President and CEO, CBS Global Distribution Group. “We can’t wait to introduce Star Trek’s next voyage on television to its vast global fan base.”
It’s a bold decision to bring Star Trek back to television just as the rival Star Wars universe prepares to launch a 6 year string of new movies.
Just for fun, here’s an epic mashup of the two worlds that’s extraordinarily well done.