Brand new ‘Star Trek’ TV series launching in 2017

CBS Television Studios has officially announced today that a “totally new” Star Trek television series will arrive in January 2017.

The new series will launch with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network in the US.

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 new series will also be viewable on television and multiple platforms around the world.

The latest chapter in the Star Trek franchise 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.

Star Trek Patrick Stewart

Alex Kurtzman, co-writer of 2009’s Star Trek movie and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness movie, will be executive producer for the new TV series.

Created by Gene Roddenberry, the first ever episode of Star Trek aired on on 8 September 1966 and the franchise celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016.

David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios commented: “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 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.”

Star Trek Zoe Saldana

The new television series will not be related to next year’s Star Trek Beyond movie, which features Luther star Idris Elba as the villain.

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What are your hopes for the new Star Trek  TV series? Let us know below…

  • Sasha Kipp

    Please please don’t be as bad as Enterprise was. Be more like Next Generation or even Deep Space Nine would be acceptable.

    • David Lawson

      Even like Voyager would be better than like Enterprise.

    • Mark

      If I had to bet, I would lean that they would make it more like the new star-trek movies. Much less sociological/psychological/anthropological (aka. complex, intricate, and cerebral)) and more good guy versus bad guy, cheasy romance, and simple themes (aka. lame). The executive producer is the guy that co-wrote those aweful movies. The more I think about this, the less excited I am. Long live TNG.

  • Lnnstwrt

    Have they not seen what other actors have already started doing?!?! Check out Star Trek Continues by Vic Mignogna. It starts right where the original series left off, completing the 5 year mission.

    • andrew2001

      Agreed, “Star Trek Continues” is far superior to “Enterprise” and the re-imagined movie series

  • Ned

    Wait, I’m sorry, what? CBS is producing a TV series that won’t be on TV? It’s only going to be on their subscription streaming service? That’s insane. They’re making us pay $6 a month to see programming that isn’t available on the cable service we’re already paying $100 a month for. AND we’ll probably still have to watch crappy commercials for junk we don’t need. And to think TV was free once.

    • Scott Iwig

      Please read the article a little closer: “The new series will also be viewable on television and multiple platforms around the world.”

      • Mark

        Please read the article a little closer still “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”

        So, perhaps in Canada you get it on a television channel, but in the US, CBS wants you to pay.

      • Ned

        I think I DID read the article, “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.” It is not going to be broadcast on the CBS TV Network in the States. It will be viewable on a TV set via Roku or AppleTV but is not going to be aired on TV like conventional CBS programming.

  • Mark

    Great! But I am not going to pay for a CBS special subscription for this.