CBS announced today that a brand new STAR TREK series will debut in January 2017! The debut episode will launch on the US television network, followed by an exclusive run on the streaming service “available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access.”
From the press release:
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.
Alex Kurtzman will serve as executive producer for the series. Kurtzman co-wrote and produced the blockbuster films Star Trek (2009) with Roberto Orci, and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) with Orci and Damon Lindelof. Both films were produced and directed by J.J. Abrams.
The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout. Kurtzman and Heather Kadin will serve as executive producers. Kurtzman is also an executive producer for the hit CBS television series Scorpion and Limitless, along with Kadin and Orci, and for Hawaii Five-0 with Orci.
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 stations live for $5.99 per month. CBS All Access already offers every episode of all previous Star Trek television series.
International viewers needn’t worry either. They add that “The next chapter of the STAR TREK franchise will also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International. Let’s hope we also get it on one of the many streaming services that have been popping up all over Australia this year.