CBS presented the first promotional video and logo for its upcoming Star Trek television series reboot, coming to CBS All Access in 2017.
During the CBS Upfront presentation at Carnegie Hall in New York, the network touted the new “Star Trek” as the first original series developed for CBS All Access, the network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service.
It will launch with a special preview broadcast on CBS in January 2017 before moving exclusively to CBS All Access. That means if you want to watch it, you’ll have to pony up for the monthly fee, which currently is about $6 a month.
As the teaser shows, the new series will feature new crews, villains, heroes and worlds. Not much else can be gleaned from the teaser In an earlier release, the network said the series will embrace the same ideology and hope for the future of the original “that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.”
The original “Star Trek,” created by Gene Roddenberry, launched 50 years ago in 1966. It spawned a dozen feature films and five successful TV series. Another feature film, “Star Trek Beyond,” will premiere in theaters July 22.
All the “Star Trek” television series are licensed on a variety of different platforms in more than 190 countries, and the franchise still generates more than 1 billion social media impressions every month.
The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios. Bryan Fuller will return to the franchise as co-creator and executive producer of the new “Star Trek” series. Fuller launched his career writing for “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager.”
Fuller, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers. The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment.
CBS All Access also announced it will launch a spinoff of “The Good Wife” in Spring 2017. It will star Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart and Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn. The spinoff will pick up one year after the events of the final episode of “The Good Wife.” It, too, will be available exclusively on CBS All Access.