Published On: Wed, May 11th, 2016

New ‘Star trek’ TV series will be set before ‘Next Generation’

photo/ MegaCon 2013 Brandon Jones

photo/ MegaCon 2013 Brandon Jones

CBS is developing a new Star Trek TV series to be helmed by Hannibal’s Bryan Fuller for release some time next year, just timed to follow the 50th anniversary of the original series. Birth. Movies. Death. reports the new Star Trek show won’t take place in the canon of the new Abrams’ films.

It’s now rumored to find continuity within the original program. Specifically, the site states that this Star Trek for the next generation will be an anthology series comparable to American Horror Story and the first season will be set before the events of Star Trek: The Next Generation (Patrick Stewart’s iteration) and after The Undiscovered Country (with William Shatner’s Captain Kirk).

From there, the entire canon is potentially available for any future seasons.

Both executive producer Alex Kurtzman (who co-wrote and produced the J.J. Abrams’ film reboot) and director Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan) are on board to expand the Trek universe.

CBS released this bare-bones description of the series within its first press release:

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.

Star Trek continues in theaters actors Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Karl Urban (Bones), Anton Yelchin (Chekov), and John Cho (Sulu) return for Star Trek Beyond.

Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella are two of the newcomers joining the cast, while Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) takes over the helm from Abrams.

Star Trek Beyond opens on July 22, 2016.

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