New STAR TREK TV Series Premieres January 2017

A new Star Trek television series will premiere in January 2017.

According to multiple sources, Alex Kurtzman is developing the latest installment of “Star Trek” specifically for CBS All Access subscribers. Kurtzman, who co-wrote and produced “Star Trek” (2009) and “Star Trek Into Darkness,” will serve as executive producer for the show. CBS All Access is a cross-platform over-the-top streaming service with content from CBS’s current and past series, along with live TV for $5.99 per month.

“There is no better time to give Star Trek fans a new series than on the heels of the original show’s 50th 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.”

“This new series will premiere to the national CBS audience, then boldly go where no first-run Star Trek series has gone before – directly to its millions of fans through CBS All Access,” said Marc DeBevoise, Executive Vice President/General Manager – CBS Digital Media. “We’ve experienced terrific growth for CBS All Access, expanding the service across affiliates and devices in a very short time. We now have an incredible opportunity to accelerate this growth with the iconic Star Trek, and its devoted and passionate fan base, as our first original series.”

“Every day, an episode of the Star Trek franchise is seen in almost every country in the world,” said Armando Nuñez, President and CEO, CBS Global Distribution Group. “We can’t wait to introduce Star Trek’s next voyage on television to its vast global fan base.”

The Star Trek franchise celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016.

Additional details forthcoming.

PRESS RELEASE:

New “Star Trek” Television Series Coming In 2017!

STUDIO CITY, Calif. and NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – CBS Television Studios announced today it will launch a totally new “Star Trek” television series in January 2017. The new series will blast off with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service.

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.

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 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 new “Star Trek” TV 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.

“Star Trek,” which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016, is one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. The original “Star Trek” spawned a dozen feature films and five successful television series. Almost half a century later, the “Star Trek” television series are licensed on a variety of different platforms in more than 190 countries, and the franchise still generates more than a billion social media impressions every month.

Born from the mind of Gene Roddenberry, the original “Star Trek” series debuted on Sept. 8, 1966 and aired for three seasons – a short run that belied the influence it would have for generations. The series also broke new ground in storytelling and cultural mores, providing a progressive look at topics including race relations, global politics and the environment.

“There is no better time to give ‘Star Trek’ fans a new series than on the heels of the original show’s 50th 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.”

“This new series will premiere to the national CBS audience, then boldly go where no first-run ‘Star Trek’ series has gone before – directly to its millions of fans through CBS All Access,” said Marc DeBevoise, Executive Vice President/General Manager – CBS Digital Media. “We’ve experienced terrific growth for CBS All Access, expanding the service across affiliates and devices in a very short time. We now have an incredible opportunity to accelerate this growth with the iconic ‘Star Trek,’ and its devoted and passionate fan base, as our first original series.”

“Every day, an episode of the ‘Star Trek’ franchise is seen in almost every country in the world,” said Armando Nunez, President and CEO, CBS Global Distribution Group. “We can’t wait to introduce ‘Star Trek’s’ next voyage on television to its vast global fan base.”

CBS All Access offers its customers more than 7,500 episodes from the current television season, previous seasons and classic shows on demand nationwide, as well as the ability to stream local CBS stations live in more than 110 markets. Subscribers can use the service online and across devices via CBS.com, the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, as well as on connected devices such as Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Roku players and Roku TV, with more connected devices to come.

The new television series is not related to the upcoming feature film “Star Trek Beyond,” which is scheduled to be distributed by Paramount Pictures in summer 2016.

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Brian is a Boston-based UX/Visual designer, photographer, Apple enthusiast, sci-fi, 80s action and horror movie fan and of course, a lover of all things Star Trek.

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  • Ridwan Pohan

    New characters? In what era? Who is the bad guy?

    • The better question: What universe?

      • Todd Anderson

        thats a good one to ask,For me i have to say after next gen NO JJ to me he kill star trek for me..

      • David Henry

        Michael Dorn has said it will be based in the “Brannon Braga Universe” whatever that is – I assume they mean continuing in the timeline after Voyager?

  • So is this gonna be a continuation of that Abrams horseshit?
    Or another prequel like ENT?
    Picking up where TNG left off? What …?

    • ziplock9000

      Occams razor says it will be shitty nuTrek

    • Donny Pearson

      Hello. Haven’t you read this part? It states: “The new television series is not related to the upcoming feature film “Star Trek Beyond,” which is scheduled to be distributed by Paramount Pictures in summer 2016.” The new series may take place after the events of “Nemesis.”

      • Scott

        well there’s a few ways to interpret “not related to the upcoming feature film Star Trek Beyond”.

  • California Kid

    2017? Why not sooner? But here’s hoping it really is coming.

  • John H Harris

    I do hope it’s set in the “Prime” universe. Even something loosely based on Star Trek Online would be good.

    Just so long as it’s NOT in the Abramsverse!

    • ziplock9000

      Join the dots, it almost certainly will be :/

      • John H Harris

        I’ll believe it when I see it. Just because it says it’s not connected to the new “movie”, that doesn’t mean it isn’t set in the same universe. After all, they have the sets built and the costumes made.

  • William Johnson

    How about having to spend 5.99 for 4 shows max per month.. hmmm (since I don’t watch much else CBS broadcasts and I don’t need to watch prior trek shows. Sigh… plus I don’t trust Kurtzman.

    • Just torrent it the next day.

      • L.E.R. 78

        🙂 … yup.

        • ginettanyk

          Oops, look what I dropped : http://new.showrss.info/auth/login
          Get the shows mostly same night, just a couple hours later, mostly.
          Setup your client to the feed, save it on your shared network location, point tv to source and watch. almost like real tv 😉

    • Does the 5.99/ month mean no commercials? Or is it like Hulu’s 7.99/ month package?

      Because 5.99/ month w/ no commercials would be worth paying for to watch a new Trek series.

      • James Hirshfeld

        Some shows have commercials. But some shows have zero commercials.

      • webitube

        $5.99 with commercials. Les Moonves mentioned a possible $9.99 tier without commercials but that it is undecided at this point.

  • ziplock9000

    Alex Kurtzman = nuTrek = shit

    • Lets reserve judgement until the show actually premiers.

      There was some wording in the press release that gives reason for hope that the Prime timeline will be restored (admittedly unlikely, but hope none the less).

      • ziplock9000

        Fair enough. I also seen something after my comment that said something similar.

  • I was thrilled to see that a new Star Trek series would be coming to television … and then I saw that Kurtzman — the one who made “Into Darkness so bad — would be at the helm. I’d be willing to pay for the stupid All Access thing if someone decent were the showrunner, but Kurtzman…

    Well, crossing my fingers! Star Trek is about hope, after all. 🙂

    • Scott

      the same here. Amazing Spiderman was my favorite Spider man movie. then he came in and made ASM2. and I’ve never forgiven him. I trust him to make a competent TV show. I dont trust him to make a competent ST show. Especially after Orci was thrown out for writing a “too Star Trek” script

  • ResolutionRentals

    I’m worried about this being on CBS moreso than anything else right now.

  • R DeMichiei

    SYNDICATION Trek has a proven track record there TOS 3Y NBC — TNG, DS9, VOY 7 Y Syndication– Enterprise 3 Y UPN– ST-2017 Subscription my guess 2 years DO what WORKS

  • William Thompson

    Lots of questions, what era will this be set in? Will it tie in to a previous series? Will there be cameos from past Trek actors? Please tell me it will be normally broadcast. Pay to view is wrong it does not honour the Star Trek legacy, It just fills the greedy CBS executive’s pockets, it can not be allowed.

  • MrGrumply

    So, either way – you’d have to pay for it to see it.

  • hayduke7

    Moonves is out of his Vulcan mind! No way we should have to pay extra
    to watch a TV series, with commercials, on a service that only has other
    reruns as its contents. What a short-sighted greedy suit. It should
    be on the regular network and commercial free on the all-access.

    • John H Harris

      Moonves has looked for a way to kill Star Trek (as Roddenberry created it) since the “We already have Lost in Space” debacle back in the 60’s. This may very well be that final knife in the back… leaving only “his” version, the Abramsverse.

  • Chris Fluffy Parelius

    Another subscription service that I have to pay for? Sorry, I like Trek but, not that much . Ill wait for it to show up on Netflix or on DVD.

  • Gord Ellenson
  • Mark Wheeler

    It can’t be a continuation from Voyager… Unless they solved the damage the Warp Drive was causing to sub-space..or something.
    Just looked it up, it seems decades into the future of 24th Century Federation there is Transphasic warp drive..so problem solvered!