While most shows in the franchise have filmed in Los Angeles, it appears that the forthcoming (as of yet untitled) Star Trek being put together by Bryan Fuller will actually shoot in Toronto. The choice in using the Canadian city for when production begins this fall shouldn’t be too surprising though, as Fuller is also showrunning Starz’s adaptation of American Gods (which is also produced in Toronto).
There isn’t a lot of confirmed information about the show. Rumors have stated that it’s set in the Prime reality (and not the Alternate reality of the current film franchise), that it will be an Anthology series (each season with a different setting), and that the first season will be placed between The Original Series and The Next Generation… but none of these have been confirmed by the studio.
Heck, it’s entirely possible none of that is true.
What we do know is that Nicholas Meyer (writer of all the best Star Trek films) is helping Fuller write the show, and that it will premiere in early 2017 (likely January) on CBS All Access (with the pilot also airing on CBS proper).
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We don’t know a lot about the forthcoming Star Trek television series honestly. All that’s really been confirmed is that it’ll primarily “air” on the CBS All Access service, and that Bryan Fuller will show run it.
Well, while things like “plot,” “setting,” “characters,” and “continuity” are still up in the air, a bit more has trickled out as its now been revealed that Nicholas Meyer has joined the show’s writing staff.
Trek fans may remember Meyer as the director of Star Trek II and Star Trek VI, but he also co-wrote those films — along with co-wriitng Star Trek IV. So, y’know, he’s the guy most responsible for all the best Star Trek movies. Besides writing, Meyer will also be credited as a “consulting producer” — because when you bother dishing out for Nicholas Meyer, you make sure you give him a decent title.
The untitled Star Trek television series is expected to premiere in January of 2017
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Last November we learned that a new Star Trek television series is in development for CBS’s online streaming service “CBS All Access.” Very little about the actual show itself has trickled out so far, but we’re finally getting our first real news about it — namely who exactly will be in charge of it.
It’s been announced now that Bryan Fuller will be showrunning the still untitled Star Trek series. Fuller is best known for his work on shows like Hannibal, Pushing Daisies and the forthcoming American Gods, but he got his start in television as a writer for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.
The boy’s all grown up and coming home as it were.
Still no word on what the actual setting will be for the new series (let alone plot or characters), but knowing that such a strong creator is at the helm of the new show is reassuring. The show is set to air its premiere episode on CBS in January of 2017, with the rest of the episodes following on the CBS All Access service.
Here’s hoping it’s worth the cost of adding another service to my monthly bills…
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Guys, there’s a new Star Trek TV show in development. No, I’m not talking about the attempt to make more Star Trek: Renegades. And I don’t mean that it’s “in development” like Michael Dorn’s attempts to convince someone to make a “Captain Worf” show.
I mean there’s a Star Trek TV show honest to god in development by the actual right’s holder CBS.
According to THR, Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote 2009’s Star Trek and its sequel into Darkness, is developing a new Star Trek TV series. Literally nothing is known about the show’s content, as they don’t even have someone picked to write it. One has to assume (with Kurtzman’s involvement) that it will be set in the new universe established in the 2009 film — although we technically can’t even be sure of that.
The show is actually being developed for CBS’s “All Access” service, and would be available online instead of over the air. Considering the CBS branded streaming service is pretty much “all the shows on broadcast you can’t get on Hulu” right now, it’d be a pretty big addition (and incentive to purchase) the service.
What it comes down to is that after too far long an absence, Star Trek is coming back to television (mostly), and that could be amazing.
The show is scheduled to premiere January 2017 on CBS itself, but then all the subsequent episodes would come out on All Access.