Star Trek TV series set to hit small screen in 2017

Published On November 3, 2015 » 1679 Views» By Darren Dimmick » Headlines, News, TV
Star Trek fans will be rejoicing, at the news that CBS have confirmed they will be making a new TV series to hit screens in January 2017.

The original Star Trek series first hit TV screens in  1966 with the Captain Kirk being portrayed by William Shanter and Dr Spock played by the late Lenoard Nimoy.

Since then their has been many spin off from the TV series including Star Trek : Generation in 1987, Star Trek Enterprise and Deep space Nine.

Due to the huge success of the small screen series the franchise has spawned 12 movies since 1979 with a 13 set to hit cinemas next year.

The next chapter of the Star Trek franchise will premier its first US episode on the CBS Television Network, and the series will then be available exclusively in the US on CBS’s digital subscription VOD and live streaming service All Access.

The series will introduce a host of new characters and will not be linked in any way to the current movie franchise.

“There is no better time to give Star Trek fans a new series than on the heels of the original show’s 50th anniversary celebration,” said David Stapf, President of CBS Television Studios.

“Everyone here has great respect for this storied 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.”

“We’ve experienced terrific growth for CBS All Access, expanding the service across affiliates and devices in a very short time. We now have an incredible opportunity to accelerate this growth with the iconic Star Trek, and its devoted and passionate fan base, as our first original series.”

Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto return to their lead roles on July 22nd 2016, but plot details of the film that is being written by english actor and writer Simon Pegg are being kept under wraps for now.

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