In what will be good news for Star Trek fans, Alex Kurtzman has been signed for five years by CBS under a deal where he will develop new Trek “series, mini-series, and other content opportunities, including animation.”
Sources have told Variety that there are “currently multiple shows set within the Star Trek universe already in development,” including:
- A Starfleet Academy Series from Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz.
- A limited series.
- A limited series based around The Wrath of Khan story.
- An animated series.
“There is a very short list of writer/producer/directors that every film and television studio wants to be associated with, and Alex and his Secret Hideout team are always at the top,” said David Stapf, CBS Television Studios president. “His talent, taste and ability to shepherd a successful project is unparalleled. Alex has done remarkable work for our studio, dating back seven years to the launch of Hawaii Five-0, and we are thrilled that he, Heather and their team will be partnering with us for a long time to come.”
“Heather [Kadin], Aaron [Baiers] and I are thrilled to continue Secret Hideout‘s amazing partnership with CBS Television Studios,” said Kurtzman. “Since our first collaboration with Hawaii Five-O almost a decade ago, Les [Moonves], David [Staph], and the full team at CBS Studios have been our foremost collaborators and champions, treating each project with integrity, supporting the creative visions and working breathlessly to make each episode of every show the best it can be. CBS has also allowed us the great pleasure of reintroducing the world of Star Trek [to] audiences new and old, and we are very excited to keep working alongside them to expand that world.”
Kurtzman, Kadin, and Baiers would also develop other non-Trek projects.
Meanwhile, sources told The Hollywood Reporter that Kurtzman and Akiva Goldsman are “attached to [a Patrick] Stewart-led Trek reboot. But a deal is “far from completed” and may not happen, so treat the Stewart news as a rumor.