Talk Nerdy to Me new Star Trek series discussion
Jack and Troy from ZiaComics.com geek out about the new Star Trek series set to premiere in 2017. An untitled 2017 Star Trek television series is being created by Bryan Fuller for CBS All Access. It is the first series produced specifically for that service. It will be the first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise ceased production in 2005.
It will premiere on CBS in January 2017 before moving to All Access. The series will introduce new characters to the franchise. It will not be related to the 2016 film Star Trek Beyond. In January 2016 it was revealed the CBS Broadcast Network is not involved in the production of the series.
The network will be broadcasting the pilot. Bryan Fuller, who began his career writing for Deep Space Nine and Voyager, was announced as the new series’ showrunner and co-creator as well as one of its executive producers. Nicholas Meyer, writer and director of The Wrath of Khan and The Undiscovered Country, joined the series as a writer and consulting producer.
In March, Rod Roddenberry, the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth of Roddenberry Entertainment also joined the series as executive producers.
Where will it fit in the timeline
It’s unclear whether the new TV show will exist within the canon of Abrams-led films. It will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations. All this while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise.
This probably means a whole new ship and crew will act as the focal point of the series while taking place concurrently with the last two movies. The new TV series will be set after the events of The Undiscovered Country, but before the time of The Next Generation according to speculation. A source also claimed that the show would be a “seasonal anthology”. This means the setting and time period could change with each season.