If CBS wanted to wake us all up this post-Halloween Monday, mission accomplished. The studio announced production on an entirely new Star Trek series to premier in January, 2017. Details are sketchy, but Robert Kurtzman, who co-wrote the two Star Trek “reboot” movies, is onboard as executive producer, and the show will apparently be set in the “reboot” universe.
There’s another catch too. Though the new show will premiere on CBS, it won’t be available after that except for CBS’s All-Access: a streaming service that charges $5.99 per month for the privilege. It’s not ideal, but with services like Netflix and Amazon enjoying great success , it makes sense that CBS would want to use a franchise as big as this one to help draw attention to theirs.
Want more? StarTrek.com has the skinny here.
On our end, we’re definitely in. We’ve survived the franchise’s ups and downs, and the prospect of a new weekly series boldly going where no one has gone before is definitely worth getting excited about… even if they end up going where the previous series have already gone.