New Star Trek Series Reportedly Set Pre-TNG In Prime Universe

The first season of the new Star Trek television show, set to premiere on CBS All Access in January, is reported to be set after Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and before Star Trek: The Next Generation.

For Star Trek fans, this means the series will take place in between 2293 and 2364, the time span separating the adventures of Captain Kirk and Captain Picard.

However, this time period will only apply for the first season, as the show has been reportedly described as a seasonal anthology. This means the time period will change from season to season.

It has also been reported that the show will not be set in the rebooted Star Trek universe, as established in J.J. Abrams’ two Star Trek movies and the upcoming Star Trek: Beyond.

Other concrete details on scant thus far, but it’s been announced that the first episode of the show will be broadcast on CBS, with the following episodes exclusive to the All Access streaming service.

Alex Kurtzman, co-writer and co-producer of J.J. Abrams’ two films, will be executive producer for the new show. Also on the creative team is Rod Roddenberry, son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, Bryan Fuller of Deep Space Nine and Voyager fame, and Nicholas Meyer, director of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

The new series, produced by CBS Television Studios, will launch in early 2017 with a broadcast TV special on CBS. The first episode and all subsequent episodes will be exclusively shown in the US on the video streaming service CBS All Access.

Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller and Rod Roddenberry have been announced as executive producers, with Nicholas Meyer (director of The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country and co-writer of The Voyage Home) is serving as a writer and consulting producer.

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Kyle Hadyniak has been a lifelong Star Trek fan, and isn’t ashamed to admit that Star Trek V: The Final Frontier is his favorite Star Trek movie. When he isn’t reviewing Discovery episodes, he is pouring through Star Trek novels, most recently the Titan series and the Shatnerverse.

You can follow Kyle on Twitter @khady93.

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