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Geeks Have Officially Won: ‘Star Trek’ Series Coming to CBS

I can’t wait to tell my dad about this!

Producer Alex Kurtzman, co-writer and executive producer on the J.J. Abrams Star Trek films, has announced that he’ll be bringing Star Trek to the small screen once again. He’s got a good relationship with CBS already as executive producer for Scorpion, Limitless, and Hawaii Five-O.

In typical Star Trek fashion, this new show is already going boldly where no CBS show has gone before. It will be the first original series produced specifically for CBS’ online streaming service CBS All Access. The first episode will have a special television premiere, and then it and the rest of the episodes will be available on All Access.

Looks like this is something of an anniversary party as well, as Star Trek turns 50 in 2016. Not much is known about the actual production yet, though it isn’t related in any way to Star Trek Beyond, the next film in the franchise which will also be released in 2016. It’s gonna be a big year for Trekkies!

David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios, summed it up the same way everyone in Hollywood says anything ever,

“There is no better time to give Star Trek fans a new series than on the heels of the original show’s 50th anniversary celebration. Everyone here has great respect for this storied franchise, and we’re excited to launch its next television chapter in the creative mind and skilled hands of Alex Kurtzman, someone who knows this world and its audience intimately.”

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