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New 'Star Trek' Series to Stream on 'CBS All Access'

2 Nov, 2015 By: Erik Gruenwedel

CBS Nov. 2 announced a new original “Star Trek” series will bow in 2017 on CBS All Access, the $5.99 subscription streaming service. A special preview of the premiere episode will debut on CBS TV, with all subsequent first-run episodes available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access.

The new series will also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International.

The untitled revival would debut 51 years after creator Gene Roddenberry’s original “Star Trek” series, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley, among others, launched on NBC in 1966 for three seasons.

Alex Kurtzman will serve as executive producer for the series. Kurtzman co-wrote and produced theatrical release Star Trek (2009) with Roberto Orci, and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) with Orci and Damon Lindelof. Both films were produced and directed by J.J. Abrams.

The original series spawned several spinoff shows, including “Star Trek: The Animated Series” (1973-74); “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (1987-94), starring Patrick Stewart; “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” (1993-99), starring Avery Brooks; “Star Trek: Voyager” (1995-2001), starring Kate Mulgrew; and “Star Trek: Enterprise” (2001-05), starring Scott Bakula. There were also six theatrical films featuring the original series cast from 1979 to 1991, and four with the "Next Generation" crew from 1994 to 2002.

“Everyone here has great respect for this storied franchise, and we’re excited to launch its next television chapter in the creative mind and skilled hands of Alex Kurtzman, someone who knows this world and its audience intimately,” David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios, said in a .

About the Author: Erik Gruenwedel

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