Earlier this year, CBS TV Studios announced that a new live-action Star Trek TV series is in the works. Not only that, Franchise alum Nicholas Meyer, the director of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, would be working on the show as a writer and consulting producer. Meanwhile, Bryan Fuller (TV’s Hannibal) will co-create, produce and showrun the new show. CBS TV studios has now confirmed today that the new TV series will begin production later this fall. You can check out CBS’ announcement tweet below.
The plan is to shoot the series in Toronto starting in the fall, with a scheduled launch of 2017. This will primarily be a streaming series, with CBS broadcasting the first episode, and the other first-run episodes will be streamed exclusively on CBS All Access, CBS’ streaming service that costs $5.99 a month.
Few details are known about the new show. The series is set to introduce new characters who are looking for new worlds and new civilizations, while also exploring contemporary themes. Still, this should be welcome news to Trek fans that they are a step closer to the franchise returning to television.
Meanwhile, the next installment of the Star Trek film franchise, Star Trek Beyond, hits theaters on July 22.