As television continues to thrive in its golden era 2.0, CBS is planning on jumping into the fray with a revamp of Star Trek. The show will be accessible through CBS All Access, CBS’s “digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service.” This will be the first series produced specifically for All Access. Expect to see more of this from the big networks as HBO, Showtime, Starz, Amazon, Netflix, etc. continue pushing out popular shows.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The new Star Trek will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.”
Are you trekkies excited? I’ve only seen The Original Series. (Thanks, Dad!) But I am looking forward to this. Just don’t fuck it up, CBS.