As many suspected, the reboot of the Star Trek cinematic franchise will spawn a sixth series. StarTrek.com announced a few hours ago that the new series will be released in the US in January 2017.
At the helm of the new series we have Alex Kurtzman, who the Hawaii Five-O show and produced the popular shows Scorpion and Limitless. Kurtzman also procued and co-wrote the Star Trek cinematic reboot. This makes him uniquely suited to produce the new series.
The team has not yet said if the new series will be a reboot of the original series (or any of the other predecessors), if it’s going to be a completely new series all together, or even which of the now two official universes it will take place in. However, Kurtzman did state that the series will not be tied in with the film Star Trek: Beyond, set to be released close to the 50th Anniversary next summer.
To the disappointment of many fans, the show will premier on the US only channel CBS and then to the US only streaming service CBS All Access. It is currently unknown when the series will be released to the rest of the world.