The original 1966 series was celebrated for its racially diverse cast, aspirational technology and exploration of big ideas. It allowed countless viewers to see the world through the prism of Star Trek, all the while enjoying campy good times and above par background actors.
And now, as per an announcement from CBS’ Global Distribution President and CEO, Armando Nuñez, CBS “can’t wait to introduce Star Trek’s next voyage on television to its vast global fan base.”
According to a statement from the studio, which has secured exclusive broadcast rights: “The brand-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.”
They made sure to point out that the reboot is “not related” to the next film ‘Star Trek Beyond‘ or its two predecessors – despite having Alex Kurtzman on board as executive producer.
For those who the need for and complexities of the human television reboot escapes, the search has now begun for a writer to bring the newest Star Trek to life, so there is still hope.