CBS All Access has found its ship to boldly go where few have gone before.
During the network-sponsored Star Trek 50th anniversary panel Saturday at Comic-Con, moderator Bryan Fuller revealed the title and first look of the new ship for the CBS digital platform’s new Star Trek.
The show will be called Star Trek: Discovery, with the show’s Enterprise known as, yep, the U.S.S. Discovery. The drama, set to bow in 2017, 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. Watch the promo, below
— Star Trek Discovery (@startrekcbs) July 23, 2016
There will be no Captain Kirk or Picard when the new Star Trek debuts. When CBS unveiled a teaser trailer for it at May’s upfronts, the promo advertised “New Crews. New Villains. New Heroes. New Worlds.” The official Trek site also confirmed that the TV series will not be connected to the feature franchise Star Trek: Beyond in any way. What’s more, CBS All Access’ Star Trek had to be held until January because CBS has to wait six months after the release of Beyond to avoid confusion. The first episode will air on CBS with subsequent episodes available on the network’s digital and VOD platform. Netflix has international rights.
The 13-episode series will be overseen by showrunner and self-professed Trekkie Fuller, with Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s son, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth also exec producing. David Semel will direct the pilot.
The news was announced Saturday during a massive 50th anniversary panel that featured stars William Shatner, Scott Bakula, Michael Dorn, Jeri Ryan and Brent Spiner. Trek vet Nicholas Meyer is also on board as a writer-producer. Click here for more coverage from the Star Trek 50 panel at Comic-Con.
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