New Star Trek series to be released in 2017?
03 November 2015
In January 2017, CBS has announced that a new Star Trek television series will launch.
According to the show's website, it "will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations".
In 2016 it franchise celebrates its 50th anniversary.
"There is no better time to give Star Trek fans a new series," said David Stapf, president of CBS TV studios.
As executive producer for the series will serve Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote and produced the blockbuster films Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).
"Everyone here has great respect for this 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," added Stapf.
With a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network before running exclusively on CBS All Access, the series will begin.
Also it is expected to be distributed around the world by CBS Studios International.
A dozen feature films and five television series were spawned by the original Star Trek, and is still licensed on platforms across over 190 countries.
According toStarTrek.com, eery month the franchise still generates more than a billion social media impressions/
However the new series is not related to the upcoming feature film Star Trek Beyond, which is to be released in the summer of 2016.