CBS is ready to To Boldly Go…Back to Television.
On Wednesday, CBS revealed at their upfront presentations a brand new teaser trailer for a brand-new Star Trek television series. The pilot, produced by CBS Studios, is set to air in January 2017 as an CBS All Access exclusive series.
The pilot episode will air on CBS, marking the franchise’s first return to television since Star Trek: Enterprise ended its run in 2005. All first-run episodes of the new series will be exclusive on the CBS All Access subscription service.
Writer Bryan Fuller (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager) is the show’s executive producer & showrunner. Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek (2009); Star Trek Into Darkness) will serve as an executive producer along with Nicholas Meyer, the director of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, as a consulting writer and producer. Rod Roddenberry, the son of creator Gene Roddenberry, will also serve as executive producer.
The series was first announced in November 2015 by StarTrek.com. In the press release, the new Star Trek series “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.”
At this point in time, there’s no word on where in the Star Trek timeline the series would take place. The press release did state that the new show is not related to the upcoming movie Star Trek Beyond. The show could be a prequel, taking place years after Star Trek Enterprise, or it could take place in the original franchise timeline, years after the events of 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis.
Check out the teaser trailer and tell us what you think. Where do you expect the show to take place in the Star Trek timeline?