It’s official, CBS Studios debuted a wicked teaser trailer revealing the long awaited logo for the new Star Trek series today at the CBS upfront presentation for advertisers at the Carnegie Hall in New York City. Les Moonves introduced the first elements for the show, which will premiere sometime in January of 2017.
Production on the new Star Trek series will begin this fall in Toronto, Canada.
The upcoming Star Trek series landed Bryan Fuller as executive producer/show runner, Alex Kurtzman as executive producer and Nicholas Meyer as writer and consulting producer.
In the U.S., a special premiere episode will air on the CBS Television Network and all subsequent first-run episodes will be available exclusively on CBS All Access. The series will also be available on television stations and platforms in other countries around the world.
When Nicholas Meyer was announced as a member of the Star Trek All Access writing staff in February, he made some remarks that had people speculating that the new show would take place precisely after Undiscovered Country: “The one thing I can relate to you is that The Undiscovered Country—according to Bryan [Fuller]—is a real sort of taking off point, or touchstone for how I guess he’s thinking about the direction of the new show. I don’t want to be misquoted and I don’t want to misquote him, but he’s fond of that film. Let’s put it that way.”
Trekkies are showing mixed feelings on social media, though CBS Star Trek writers feel the new series is set to be a hit regardless:
— Star Trek Writers (@StarTrekRoom) May 19, 2016