The currently untitled series will premiere on CBS in January 2017. Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness co-writer, Alex Kurtzman, is set to be an executive producer on the project – and Bryan Fuller, who once served as a writer for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Tre: Voyager (creator of the critical darling tv series Hannibal) will serve as the TV series’ showrunner.
The next Star Trek TV show will follow the adventures of a brand-new set of characters “seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations.” and that at least one familiar face may be set to make a comeback, with Star Trek TV show veteran Tony Todd reportedly on the casting shortlist for the upcoming series.
During an interview on the MORTIS podcast Todd revealed that there is a highly probable chance that he will return in the next Star Trek TV show
“CBS is doing their own series again… I’m on a very short [casting] list… I’m on the list for a couple [of shows]… It’s a year away. They’re not even going to get official cast until, probably, the fourth quarter of the year. And my only concern about it is that it’s going to be that [CBS All Access] online thing; I don’t understand that part.
I’ve never done a series regular — I’ve always avoided it because I like playing different characters — but this is one year that we’re looking at some stuff, so I’m sure that we’re going to be popping up and everybody’s going to move on on sometime very soon.”
According to THR, Gene Roddenberry’s son, Rod Roddenberry, will be joined by Trevor Roth, COO of Roddenberry Entertainment, as executive producers on the new CBS show. Joining Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek Into Darkness), Heather Kadin, and Fuller…. When asked for comment on the program’s latest choice of executive producers, Fuller stated:
“Gene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy, left a finely feathered nest for all who love Star Trek to enjoy. It is only fitting that Rod Roddenberry and Roddenberry Entertainment join our new Trek adventure to ensure that his father’s legacy of hope for the future and infinite diversity in infinite combinations runs through our tales as Gene Roddenberry intended.”
Star Trek Beyond opens in U.S. theaters on July 22, 2016. The new Star Trek TV show pilot will premiere on CBS in January 2017 and stream exclusively through CBS All Access thereafter.
Source MORTIS podcast