Star Trek will be back on TV in January 2017!
Alex Kurtzman is developing a new Star Trek series with CBS Television Studios.
A special preview of the new Trek series will debut on the CBS Television Network, and then the premiere episode and other first-run episodes will be shown in the U.S. on CBS All Access, CBS‘s on-demand and live-streaming service.
“The new program will be the first original series developed specifically for U.S. audiences for CBS All Access, a cross-platform streaming service that brings viewers thousands of episodes from CBS‘s current and past seasons on demand, plus the ability to stream their local CBS Television station live for $5.99 per month. CBS All Access already offers every episode of all previous Star Trek television series.
The new show will also be “concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International.”
“The brand-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 and Heather Kadin will be executive producers, and the show will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout.
“There is no better time to give Star Trek fans a new series than on the heels of the original show’s fiftieth 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.”