There’s Potentially A Bunch Of New ‘Star Trek’ Series Heading To Your TV
News dropped yesterday that Alex Kurtzman, who is co-creator of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’, and has just taken over sole showrunning duties, has signed a 5-year mission… sorry… deal… with CBS Television Studios, giving the TV franchise some much-needed stability. What is also interesting is the deal covers the possibility of creating a number of new Trek-related shows.
According to a report in Variety, there are 4 possible projects currently being mulled over by Kurtzman and the studio. These are a wide mix of show possibilities, from limited “one-off” series, to animation, to another full series. They include a Starfleet Academy from ‘Gossip Girl’ and ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ creators Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, a new animated series, and two limited series, one of which is set around the ‘Wrath of Khan’ story.
THR then added some more explosive fuel to the fire, claiming one of the possible new series could see Patrick Stewart reprise his role as ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ legendary Capt. Jean-Luc Picard! Stewart himself commented recently in an interview that he hadn’t seen ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ yet, but teased he “may have good cause to look at it very soon.” This fueled rumours that he could be about to pop up in the show somehow, but that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, given Discovery is set way before TNG. However, it would make sense if one of those potential new series were to be based in the TNG time period… Possibly the Starfleet Academy series, with Picard acting as an instructor maybe? Or it could be that one of the limited series could be set around the TNG crew. We’ll have to wait and see.
We should stress again, none of this may come to fruition, as there are no deals in place yet for any specific show. The teen-based Starfleet Academy idea is one that’s been floating around since before ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ was announced though, so you’ve got to think that one is the most likely to proceed.
We’ll let you know if any more solid information appears, but more ‘Star Trek’? Make it so!
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