New 'Star Trek' TV Series Planned for 2017

'Star Trek' film writer Alex Kurtzman will executive produce new show based on classic series

'Star Trek' film writer Alex Kurtzman will executive produce a new TV show based on the classic series. Credit: CBS via Getty Images

Boldly going where it's gone many times before (and will be syndicated for eternity), Star Trek is poised to return to television with a new adventure for the first time since Enterprise wrapped up in May 2005, partially granting a wish that we've had for years.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alex Kurtzman — a writer and producer on 2009's Star Trek and 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness — plans to double down on his commitment to the franchise, conceiving and executive producing a show that reignites the serialized charm of Gene Roddenbery's original series.

Loosely timed to the franchise's 50th anniversary next fall, Kurtzman's as-yet-untitled new chapter has been picked up straight to series at CBS and is already scheduled for a blow-out television premiere in January 2017. From there, subsequent episodes will air on the network's VOD platform, CBS All Access.

More details about the show are sure to trickle out over the course of the next 14 months, but one thing is already clear: With Justin Lin's Star Trek movie scheduled for July 22nd, 2016, Kurtzman's show in the works and a fourth feature installment of the Chris Pine/Zachary Quinto era already on the books for 2019, the final frontier has plenty of space still waiting to be explored.