Boldly Go Nowhere Special in CBS’ First 2017 ‘Star Trek’ Teaser!
Hey, remember that fancy new Bryan Fuller-helmed Star Trek series
airing streaming on CBS All-Access in 2017? The one that hasn’t cast a single actor, let alone shot a scrap of footage? Well, now it has a teaser! And a logo! In pog form!. Okay, it’s just a teaser.
Following its debut at the 2016 Upfront presentation, CBS released an official-looking teaser for next year’s all-new Star Trek series, which looks an awful lot like the the graphics of J.J. Abrams’ reboot credits. Either way, the tagline promises “New Crews, New Villains, New Heroes, New Worlds,” which could at least support the rumored anthology approach.
Shooting in Toronto this fall, the new Star Trek was said to return to the timeline previously rebooted by J.J. Abrams’ film series, sometime between Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country and The Next Generation TV series. The first season might also end up “heavily serialized” with a new, non-Enterprise ship, though other reports suggest the series overall could operate as an anthology, changing time, setting and focus from season to season.
Bryan Fuller will headline the new streaming iteration of Star Trek as co-creator and executive producer, while Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer has also joined alongside Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod. So reads the initial synopsis for the series, which debuts on CBS in January 2017 before moving to All-Access:
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.
Fellow producer Alex Kurtzman wrote both the 2009 Star Trek reboot and its 2013 sequel with frequent partner Roberto Orci, though Orci has no involvement in the new TV series.
Additional details will likely emerge soon, but what should we expect from the new streaming Star Trek?
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