CBS Studios debuted a teaser trailer and revealed the logo for the new Star Trek series today at the CBS upfront presentation for advertisers at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Les Moonves introduced the first elements for the show, which will premiere in January, 2017.
The upcoming Star Trek series, from CBS Studios, has Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Hannibal) onboard as executive producer/show-runner, Alex Kurtzman (the co-writer of Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness) as an executive producer and Nicholas Meyer (director of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as well as Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country) as a writer and consulting producer.
In the U.S., a special premiere episode of the new Star Trek TV series will air on the CBS Television Network and all subsequent first-run episodes will be available exclusively on CBS All Access. The series will also be available on television stations and platforms in other countries around the world.
Check out the show’s official logo, reminiscent of classic original series (TOS) Star Trek and the modern movie era:
Here is the current synopsis available for the new Star Trek TV show:
“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.”
Production on the new Star Trek series will begin this fall in Toronto, Canada. Not much is known about the new series outside of its early marketing efforts emphasizing the word “new” and the teaser, logo, and previously released poster held back any revealing details. One report however suggests that the new Trek will take place between the events of the original films and The Next Generation, exploring the years in between the two adventures of the different classes of the USS Enterprise. Yes, that rumor specifically mentioned that it would not be set in the same timeline as the new movies which is surprising given that Star Trek Beyond releases this summer and fourth movie in the series is already being planned.
Here’s a list of things we want to see in the new Star Trek TV series. What do you want from it and when should it be set?
Star Trek debuts on CBS in January 2017. It will stream exclusively through CBS All Access thereafter.