#CBS Television Studios announced that they will launch a new "#star Trek" series this year. The pilot episode and the next ones will be available in the United State through CBS All Access. The new series from the show will have new characters who are in search of new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring dramatic, contemporary themes.
The new show will be directed by Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller
Alex Kurtzman, who contributed to making the movies "Star Trek" from 2009 and "Star Trek Into Darkness" from 2013, will be the executive producer for the new series of the famous science fiction franchise. Fuller will join Alex Kurtzman as the co-head. Bryan Fuller started his career as a writer for the famous #science fiction series.
A woman in the lead role
Reportedly, a woman has been cast in the lead role. The information was confirmed by the show's executive producer, Bryan Fuller. Unlike the first series, the main character who will lead won't be a spacecraft captain, she will be a lieutenant commander. Bryan Fuller noted that he consulted Mae Jemison -- the first black woman in space -- during the casting for the role.
The action takes place before 'The Next Generation'
Also, there will be a lot of aliens in the show, according to what Fuller said. There is even the possibility to see younger versions of Captain Kirk's crew. A "Star Trek" veteran is also on board as a writer. According to a tweet from Fuller, Nicholas Meyer also joined the team of the show as a consulting producer/writer. Meyer helped in writing the screenplays for "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" and "The Undiscovered Country," also directing them.
Celebrating 50 years
"Star Trek," which celebrated 50 years in 2016, is one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all-time. The original series inspired several feature films and several television series. Nearly half a century later, the famous science fiction franchise is licensed for distribution through a variety of different platforms in more than 190 countries. The franchise still generates over a billion impressions each month on social media.
A global television event
Armando Nuñez, president and CEO of CBS Studios International said that the launch of the new series will truly be a global television event. The famous science fiction franchise is already a global phenomenon, and this partnership with Netflix will give fans around the world the opportunity to see each episode simultaneously, along with viewers in the US, according to Nuñez.