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New Star Trek series confirmed, coming 2017

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We’re all about technology here at TrustedReviews, so it’s only natural we’d be excited for the return of one of the greatest future gazing shows of all time.

Star Trek is set for a return to TV screens in the shape of an entirely brand new series.

The new project will land in January 2017, mere months after the original show’s 50th anniversary.

Producer Alex Kurtzman is “attached” to the series, as reported by the Hollywood Reporter, the publication that broke the story.

Kurtzman co-wrote the 2009 and 2013 Star Trek movies, and has worked on a number of high-profile titles including Transformers, Ender’s Game, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

He will work alongside development Heather Kadin to executive produce the series, but a writer has yet to take on the project.

The series has been picked up by CBS, and lands as the network’s first-ever original series.

“The new series will premiere to the national CBS audience, then boldly go where no first-run Star Trek series has gone before – directly to its millions of fans through CBS All Access,” says Marc DeBevoise, Executive VP at CBS Digital Media.

DeBevoise continues: “We’ve experience terrific growth for CBS All Access, expanding the service across affiliates and devices in a very short time.”

He adds: “We now have an incredible opportunity to accelerate this growth with the iconic Star Trek, and its devoted and passionate fan base, as our first original series.”

The new Star Trek will reportedly introduce new characters, new worlds, and new civilisations.

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To watch the series in the US on CBS All Access, you’ll need to sign up to the subscription service on a $5.99-per-month plan.

CBS Studios International has also confirmed that the series will be distributed for TV and “multiple platforms” worldwide.

Star Trek first aired in 1966, and lived on for nearly half a century in varying iterations, until it ended with Star Trek: Enterprise in 2005.

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