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Tavern WatchNov 2, 2015 10:07 am CT

A new Star Trek TV series is happening


According to the Hollywood Reporter, a new Star Trek TV series is in the works that will develop a “new take” on show.

CBS studios, which owns the rights to the Trek franchise, will back the new series, while Alex Kurtzman, who was the producer behind the 2009 movie reboot, will be producing it. The show does not yet have a lead writer (but I can dream that Ronald D. Moore will sign on). No network is attached to the series yet, however it’s interesting to note that they’re hoping for a Spring 2017 release on cable or a streaming service. Fall 2016 is also the 50th anniversary of the series, so it’d be a good place to start things up again.

There is literally nothing else we know about this. Again, according to the Hollywood Reporter, a formal announcement is expected today.

We’ll have more on this as it develops…

Update 10:19am: According to Variety, it will be released in Spring 2017, with episodes first appearing on CBS’s streaming service: CBS All Access. Also noteworthy is that the new series is not related to the 2016 feature film — whether or not that means the series takes place in the prime or alternate universe remains to be seen, and for many is the $64,000 question.

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