Star Trek fans finally have the confirmation many were hoping for – the new series will be set in the original, or ‘prime’, timeline where William Shatner’s Captain Kirk held sway.
Called Star Trek: Discovery, the series will debut in the US premiere on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service, and air everywhere else on Netflix.
The show is being overseen by Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Bryan Fuller, as well as Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod and Roddenberry Entertainment COO Trevor Roth.
At this weekend’s Comic Con, CBS revealed some early test footage of the show’s ship, the U.S.S. Discovery, and the full title card (above).
Fuller said: “It’s not going to be episodic. We’re going to be telling stories like a novel.
“The new series has to remind audiences the message of Star Trek — continuing to push boundaries. We do have to celebrate a progression of our species because right now we need a little help.
The series will be unconnected to the J.J. Abrams movie series.
Details on casting have yet to be revealed.