“New villains. New crews. New heroes. New Worlds”
But not a whole lot in the way of news. Instead, the powers that be over at U.S. network CBS took the term ‘teaser trailer’ quite literally in the form of the announcement that Trekkies across the universe have been waiting for quite sometime to hear; a new Star Trek TV series is beginning production.
Helmed by Hannibal’s Bryan Fuller alongside Alex Kurtzman (Sleepy Hollow, Limitless), the reboot of the much beloved series is still very much in its infancy. CBS made the announcement to coincide with the franchise’s 50th anniversary celebration this year as well as a hard push to garner interest from potential ad buyers to buy up slots in order to fund the project. Fuller and Kurtzman have already brought on the writing (and possibly directing) talents of Nicholas Meyer, the man helped bring Star Trek back to the big screen in 1982’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as well as penning 1986’s The Voyage Home before returning to the directors chair once again for 1991’s The Undiscovered Country.
Casting details have yet to emerge, but judging by the amount of attention the reboot has managed to gain, don’t expect CBS to sit on their hands for too long before announcing them. One rumour currently doing the rounds is that this new series will feature a wide range of ships and crews in a possible anthology, which would be a bold re-imaging of the franchise. Expect it to hit screens sometime in January of next year and in the meantime you can get your Trekkie fix when Star Trek Beyond hits the big screen nationwide on July 22nd.