Trekkies, rejoice: a brand new Star Trek series is coming to television. CBS announced today on Twitter their plans to air the show in January 2017, which conveniently follows the franchises 50th anniversary in 2016. The brand-new Star Trek "will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966," the press release states.
Alex Kurtzman will act as the executive producer for the new series—he previously co-wrote and co-produced the hit movies Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). However, the show is not related to any of the previous films or the upcoming Star Trek Beyond flick that hits theaters next summer.
The series will debut on CBS before moving to CBS All Access, the network's digital subscription streaming service. We can't wait to see what they have in store.