Star Trek XI Co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have signed an exclusive three-year deal with 20th Century Fox.
Kurtzman and Orci will bring in show ideas, create their own projects (with or without others) and recruit writers as part of the deal.
“We’ve been pursuing this deal for quite some time,” said 20th Century Fox TV Chairman Dana Walden. “They would elevate any type of development. But they were very thoughtful about the kind of commitment they were making. They didn’t want to overpromise.”
“We’ve been excited about going back into TV, but wanted to wait until the feature side of our company was on its feet,” said Kurtzman.
“One of the things that drew us back to TV was the idea that we could do the kind of stories that we’re not known for in features,” said Orci. “From sci-fi to procedurals to medical genres, those are all the kind of shows that we love.”
The deal with 20th Century Fox begins on March 1.