This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the original Star Trek TV series, which will be commemorated in part by the big screen sequel Star Trek Beyond, arriving in theaters July 22. The iconic sci-fi franchise will also return to its roots on the small screen next year with a new Star Trek TV series, created by Bryan Fuller, who started his writing career on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, followed by Star Trek: Voyager. While there is still very little we know about the series thus far, Empire has discovered a new poster, which features the iconic Starfleet logo and teases the "next chapter" in this hit franchise.
The new TV series will debut on CBS in early 2017, but the full series itself will be available exclusively on CBS All Access, the Network's digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. The new program will be the first original series developed specifically for U.S. audiences for CBS All Access, a cross-platform streaming service that brings viewers thousands of episodes from CBS's current and past seasons on demand, plus the ability to stream their local CBS Television station live for $5.99 per month. CBS All Access already offers every episode of all previous Star Trek television series.
The brand-new Star Trek 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. The original series only ran for three seasons, but became a cultural phenomenon, spawning a slew of movies and spinoff TV shows such as Star Trek: The Animated Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise. The franchise was revitalized on the big screen in 2009 with J.J. Abrams' Star Trek and its 2013 follow-up Star Trek Into Darkness.
Bryan Fuller is serving as showrunner and co-writing the pilot script with Alex Kurtzman. The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman's Secret Hideout. Kurtzman and Heather Kadin will serve as executive producers. Kurtzman is also an executive producer for the hit CBS television series Scorpion and Limitless, along with Kadin and Orci, and for Hawaii Five-0 with Orci.
No cast members have been announced thus far, and we don't have any concrete details regarding the story, but hopefully we'll hear more about this highly-anticipated TV series very soon. It isn't known if this series will be connected to Paramount's movie franchise, since no story details have been given, but we'll h ave to wait and see. What do you think about this new poster?