The Columbia Broadcasting System has a message for all past and present fans of its Star Trek film series. The broadcasting outfit is returning the series that Gene Roddenberry gave birth to back to its roots on television.
CBS confirmed to media outlets this morning that it has plans to bring Star Trek back to television. The show will air in January 2017, with its first show being broadcast to the masses. After that, the show will move to CBS All Access, a subscription service that the broadcasting station has tried to push as a rival to Hulu Plus and Netflix. The show will focus on new characters and a new ship instead of space playboy James T. Kirk.
“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.” The producers of the latest Star Trek film will produce this new show.
Hopefully, by the time the new Star Trek arrives we’ll have a CBS app on Xbox One. The app and the service are already available on Windows, iOS, Android and the web.