‘Star Trek’ is Coming Back to TV in 2017 — Sort Of


CBS announced it’s making a new Star Trek TV show, which will premiere on the network in January 2017, then be released exclusively through the channel’s streaming network, CBS All Access.

Limitless executive producer Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote and co-produced J.J. Abrams’ recent Star Trek films, will serve as executive producer on the show. According to CBS, this Star Trek will feature a new set of characters “seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations.” Despite Kurtzman’s involvement, there will be no connection to the big-screen Star Trek series, including the upcoming sequel, Star Trek Beyond.

The new Star Trek will be the first original program created for CBS All Access, the network’s paid streaming service. For $5.99 per month, the platform allows members to watch the full catalog of current CBS shows, as well as shows that aired on the network throughout its history, including all five live-action Star Trek TV series. Users can also stream their local network broadcast through their browser or the CBS All Access app.