New Star Trek television series will be titled Star Trek Discovery! Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) will serve as showrunner. The all-new Star Trek will begin production in Toronto in September for its January 2017 premiere.
The iconic and influential global franchise will return to television for the first time since 2005 with a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation.
“One of the things that is exciting for me is that we are telling a ‘Star Trek’ story in a modern way,” Fuller previously told Moviefone. “We’re telling a 13-chapter story in this first season. It’s nice to be able to dig deep into things that would have been breezed passed if we were doing episodic and had to contain a story to an episode. We are going to be continuing [Star Trek’s] tradition of progressive casting and progressive character work to be an inclusive world. That’s the most promising thing that ‘Star Trek’ offers, is a vision of the future where we do all get along.”
David Semel (“The Man in the High Castle,” “The Strain”) is set to direct the opening episode of Star Trek Discovery, which will debut on CBS in January 2017 before the show makes its permanent home on the streaming service CBS All Access.