A new Star Trek television series has been officially announced, and it will be boldly going where no first-run Star Trek series has gone before… The CBS All Access streaming service.
Prolific producer Alex Kurtzman is developing a new take on the beloved sci-fi classic for TV, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The new Star Trek has been picked up straight to series at CBS, with the premiere slated for the network in January 2017.
Subsequent episodes will air on the CBS All Access streaming service. All episodes will be available in the U.S. on CBS All Access, the network’s $5.99 per month digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. Star Trek is the first original series developed specifically for CBS All Access.
The new series will introduce new characters in search of strange new worlds, and will not be directly connected to the Star Trek cinematic universe. Kurtzman and development head Heather Kadin will executive produce the series. The Star Trek franchise is on the brink of celebrating its 50th anniversary, as it debuted on NBC on September 8, 1966.
“This new series will premiere to the national CBS audience, then boldly go where no first-run Star Trek series has gone before — directly to its millions of fans through CBS All Access,” said Marc DeBevoise, executive vp and GM at CBS Digital Media. “We’ve experienced terrific growth for CBS All Access, expanding the service across affiliates and devices in a very short time. We now have an incredible opportunity to accelerate this growth with the iconic Star Trek, and its devoted and passionate fan base, as our first original series.”
CBS All Access is available via the Apple TV, and other streaming devices. For more information, visit the CBS All Access website.