Reboots are all the rage these days and one iconic series that has developed a cult following over the years is headed for a reboot as well, Star Trek fans will be delighted to find out that CBS has confirmed that a new Star Trek series is going to air in 2017. The network has confirmed that the new series is being developed and that it will air in January 2017 on CBS before the remaining episodes are aired exclusively on CBS All-Access.

The announcement comes just in time for Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, according to a report Star Trek film producer Alex Kurtzman is going to be attached to the project to present a fresh new take on it.

Once the new series has premiered on CBS in January 2017 all episodes will be aired through CBS All-Access, this is actually going to be the first original series that has been developed exclusively for the video-on-demand and subscription live streaming service that is CBS All-Access.

CBS All-Access is a cross-platform online streaming service that provides access to a large variety of CBS content, it costs $5.99 per month and allows subscribers to stream the local network live. All Star Trek series are already available through the service while CBS Studios International is going to distribute it for TV and other platforms across the globe.

New characters will likely be introduced in the new series that explore new civilizations and worlds, the series will stick to dramatic contemporary themes that have been a hallmark of the franchise ever since it first appeared on screens back in 1966.

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