New 'Star Trek' TV Series Adds 'Voyager' Novelist Kirsten Beyer to the Writing Staff

Longtime "Star Trek: Voyager" novelist Kirsten Beyer has been tapped for the writing staff of the 2017 "Star Trek" TV series.

According to Trek Core, Beyer is joining showrunner Bryan Fuller on the writing staff for the series, which is set to premiere on CBS, and continue to be released on the network's new online streaming service, CBS All-Access.

Since 2009, Beyer has written eight novels that follow the USS Voyager crew upon their returns from the Delta Quadrant at the TV series' end.

Not much is known about the new "Trek" series, except that it will follow -- as the teaser trailer indicated -- "New crews, new villains, new heroes, and new worlds."

Produced by Fuller and "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" writer-director Nic Meyer, the new "Star Trek" series is set to premiere in January, 2017.

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