“Star Trek” Warps Into Digital Realm
Star Trek is about to seek out new life and new civilisations – on the digital platform.
CBS has announced that a new Star Trek show will premier on the network in January 2017. With the exception of the first episode, however, the remainder of the series will only be available on the network’s streaming service CBS All Access. The subscription service costs $5.99 per month.
Alex Kurtzman, producer and writer of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek and the upcoming Star Trek: Beyond, and Heather Kadin will executive produce the series.
The new Trek, slated to feature brand new characters, will not be connected to Star Trek: Beyond, which is slated for a Summer 2016 release.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the new Trek will explore contemporary themes and issues.
Created by Gene Roddenberry, the original Star Trek series premiered on NBC in September 1966, and ended three seasons later in June 1969.