'Star Trek': Details on Four New Television Series Reportedly Revealed


And whereas Star Trek: Discovery runs on the CBS All Access streaming service in the USA and Netflix internationally, the new deal includes having these shows potentially air on broadcast channels, cable and streaming services.

Variety describes the final two in-development series as "an animated series" and "a limited series", with the plot details now unknown.

Alex Kurtzman has extended his deal with CBS and is developing new Star Trek series, including one reportedly with Captain Picard.

Premiering in 2017, Star Trek: Discovery starred Sonequa Martin-Green, Michelle Yeoh and Jason Isaacs while charting the earlier days of Starfleet aboard the USS Discovery.

More news on the expanded Star Trek TV universe as we hear it.

David Stapf, the president of CBS Television Studios, remarked that of all the writers, producers, and directors that film and television studios want to work with, "Alex and his Secret Hideout team are always at the top". The series, based on a novel by Walter Tevis, is about an alien who arrives on earth at a moment of intense geopolitical crisis and must confront his own past to determine the world's future. "His talent, taste and ability to shepherd a successful project is unparalleled". Khan's full name is Khan Noonien Singh. While the move represents a reinvestment in the Star Trek TV universe, Kurtzman is not known for critical success.

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An animated series whose plot details are being kept under wraps.

The original "Star Trek" debuted in 1966 as a US television series depicting the adventures of the Starship Enterprise.

And that's not all: The Hollywood Reporter reveals that one of these new Trek titles could see the return of Patrick Stewart's Jean-Luc Picard.

In fact, while details on the show are scarce (and, indeed, may never happen, but, y'know, fingers crossed), it appears that it won't be a mere cameo for Patrick Stewart, but a fully-fledged return to the role that made him such a household name.

With Paramount developing two Star Trek feature films and CBS developing multiple Star Trek TV shows, it looks like it is a good time to be a Trekkie.