The first episode of Star Trek premiered 50 years ago, and the beloved sci-fi series is now scheduled to return to television next year in a new show on CBS — or more specifically, on CBS All Access, the Network s digital subscription video on demand and live-streaming service.
There s also quite a bit of Star Trek history behind the cameras already, with Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller attached as the showrunner and co-creator of the series.
Fuller got his start on television writing for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, and he s joined by Nicholas Meyer, the writer and director of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, who will serve as a writer and consulting producer on the new show.
Along with Fuller and Meyer in both producer and creative roles on the series, Alex Kurtzman the co-writer of the 2009 Star Trek movie that rebooted the franchise and Eugene Roddenberry the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry will serve as executive producers on the show.
One particular, unofficial report indicates that the first season of the series will be set in the time between 1991 s Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country — the last film to feature the full cast of the original series — and the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The series will premiere on the standard CBS television network in January 2017, but subsequent episodes will be available exclusively on CBS All Access, which requires a monthly subscription.