New Star Trek series to hit CBS in 2017

By Nathaniel Dalby - Tue 3rd Nov 2015 News

Star Trek is due to return to TV screens in 2017, US network CBS has confirmed.

The new series is due to air exclusively on CBS All Access, the network’s Netflix-style digital streaming service.

CBS International is also expected to distribute the show across the world, meaning that UK Trekkies should be able to catch it when it airs.

The official Star Trek website claims that the new show will revolve around a new set of space explorers discovering new worlds and civilizations.

Whether established cast members will make an appearance or not is yet to be revealed.

Alex Kurtzman, producer and co-writer of the recent blockbuster reboot of the franchise, is on board as an executive producer of the new series.

Despite this, the show is not expected to follow the story of the new movies, the third of which, Star Trek Beyond, is due to be released next summer.

2016 is set to be a big year for the Star Trek franchise, with the series hitting its 50th anniversary alongside the new movie.

President of CBS TV Studios, David Stapf, claimed that now was the perfect time to bring Star Trek back to TV screens.

“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.”

Star Trek is still hugely in the public eye, with the website claiming that it generates a billion social media impression every single month.

Source: BBC News