CBS Announces a New Star Trek Series to Engage Viewers in 2017

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With Star Trek set to celebrate its 50th anniversary of “Boldly going where no man has gone before,” fans have another reason to rejoice, CBS has announced a new series to air in 2017. Set to be produced by Alex Kurtzman, the series will be the first Trek series since the 2005 cancellation of Enterprise. Latino-Review first broke this story back in March, and once again they nailed it.

The series will engage with a preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network. All subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s on demand service.

Here’s what CBS Television Studios President David Stapf had to say:

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.

In the era of Netflix and Chill, we are about to enter a highly competitive market where the owner’s of specific Intellectual Property will test the market to see if consumers are willing to pay for multiple streaming services.  Are you willing to pay upwards of ten dollars each for streaming services, in order to watch all your favorite shows?

CBS took my beloved Mission Impossible TV series from me when they divested of Netflix this year, but now they have my Trek. My nerd money is guaranteed, since they are holding my dreams hostage.


Heroic Staff

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