Look like Star Trek is coming back.
Deadline.com is reporting that ever since Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, key players on the Star Trek feature franchise, moved to CBS TV Studios, there had been talk about them resurrecting the studio’s marquee title. Now the long-gestating new Star Trek TV series is becoming a reality. It will be shepherded by Kurtzman, who will serve as executive producer. CBS Television Studios is the studio.
Kurtzman and Orci had gone their separate ways on the feature side. On the TV side, their company, CBS TV Studios-based Kurtzman/Orci Paper Products is still intact though Kurtzman is expected to work solo on the Star Trek series as one of the projects under a separate deal with the studio.
CBS Corp. had been high on rebooting Star Trek, which had been a goal for the company. Detailed announcement on the new series is expected later this morning.