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A new Star Trek series will premiere in 2017

A new Star Trek series will premiere in 2017

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Star Trek fans clamoring for a new TV series rejoice. CBS has just confirmed that a new Trek series is being developed and will debut in January 2017 on CBS before the rest of the series airs exclusively on CBS All-Access. The promised show will also be the first new series since the cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise in 2005.

The first series designed specifically for CBS' online platform

Star Trek film producer Alex Kurtzman is reportedly working on the project at CBS Television Studies, and the search for a writer is already underway. The announcement comes just in time for the series' 50th anniversary. Details about the new effort are currently thin. However, it's clear that this is the first program developed specifically for CBS' online platform.

Trek fans are all too familiar with rumblings about a new series in recent years. Rumors of a Star Trek Galaxy series made waves last spring, with talk about X-Men director Bryan Singer being attached as a producer. It's still not clear, though, whether or not making the new series an online-exclusive is a good idea.

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