CBS Entertainment’s President Glen Geller spoke briefly about the new Star Trek series, revealing that it was never meant for regular broadcast TV. “It was always designed for a streaming service,” he said. “I’m just thrilled we get to be part of the launch. We’ll broadcast the launch. I’m not sure about the plans creatively for new characters.”
“I don’t have anything to do with it,” Gellar added. “It really is for All Access. While the network will be broadcasting the pilot, I actually can’t answer any creative questions about it. I’m looking forward to seeing the new Star Trek. I think it’s going to be an exciting project.”
Alex Kurtzman, co-writer of Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek into Darkness, will be developing the new series for CBS’ CBS All Access streaming service.