Fans of classic “Star Trek” may have even more reason to look forward to CBS’s television revival.
According to Birth.Movies.Death, the series will be set sometime after the events of 1991’s “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,” the last film in the franchise to feature the entire original cast. A “trusted source” tells the site that the show will employ the increasingly popular seasonal-anthology format, similar to, say, “American Horror Story.”
That presumably means later seasons could inch closer to the 24th-century setting of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Deep Space Nine” and “Voyager.” It also means, of course, that the series won’t take place in J.J. Abrams’ rebooted movie universe.
That last part doesn’t come as a surprise, considering how CBS and Paramount Pictures divided the television and film rights.
Announced in November, the television reboot will be overseen by Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller, with “Wrath of Khan” director Nicholas Meyer serving as a writer-producer. The series will premiere early next year on the network’s digital platform CBS All Access.
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