USA broadcast network CBS will expand the popular "Star Trek" science-fiction franchise with new series, mini-series and animation under a production deal announced on Tuesday. Stapf commended Kurtzman's "talent, taste, and ability to shepherd a successful project" as being unmatched by anyone else in the industry.
The world of Star Trek is going to be expanding in a big way with Alex Kurtzman's new deal with CBS. Since our first collaboration with HAWAII FIVE-0 nearly a decade ago, Les, David and the full team at CBS Studios have been our foremost collaborators and champions, treating each project with integrity, supporting the creative visions and working breathlessly to make each episode of every show the best it can be. Animated series are also unbound by some of the logistical limits of a live-action series.More news: Does Jay-Z address his feud with Kanye on 'Everything Is Love'?
A series taking place at Starfleet Academy.
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One thing we do know is that, in addition to helming Discovery, Kurtzman will also be directing the Season 2 premiere, which is set to resume from where Season 1 left off - with the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery picking up a distress call from Captain Pike (Anson Mount), who preceded James T. Kirk as captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Discovery is now heading for a second season and promises to tie closer to Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek: The Original Series, and it sounds like there is plenty more to come from the reignited Star Trek fandom. Kurtzman's producing credits include the J.J. Abrams-led Star Trek films and numerous genre titles such as Fringe, Now You See Me and Sleepy Hollow.More news: Prince Harry Told Meghan Markle’s Father To ‘Give Donald Trump A Chance’
A limited series with confidential plot details.
Could this new animated Star Trek series continue the tradition of filling in stories between series?
Early reports indicate that negotiations for a return of Picard are still ongoing and could end at any time. Which one are you most excited about?More news: Harry Kane late victor helps England beat Tunisia 2-1