Over the weekend many Star Trek fans finally received the confirmation they were hoping for – the forthcoming new TV series will be set in the original, or ‘prime’, timeline.
The news means the show takes place in the same universe as William Shatner’s classic 1960s series and will be unconnected to the J.J. Abrams movie series, including the new Star Trek Beyond film.
Called Star Trek: Discovery, it will debut in the US on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service, next January and air globally on Netflix.
As previously reported, the show is being overseen by Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Bryan Fuller, as well as Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod and Roddenberry Entertainment COO Trevor Roth.
At this weekend’s Comic Con, CBS revealed some early test footage of the show’s ship, the U.S.S. Discovery, and the full logo (above).
Describing the show, Fuller said: “It’s not going to be episodic. We’re going to be telling stories like a novel.
“The new series has to remind audiences the message of Star Trek — continuing to push boundaries. We do have to celebrate a progression of our species because right now we need a little help.”
Details on casting have yet to be revealed.