There are few things we’re intrigued about coming on TV next year quite like the “Star Trek” revival on CBS All Access. After all, it’s a homecoming! It’s nice to see a franchise that started on TV end up back there, since to us this is where it had its best work, and where it could continue to. (Sure, the movies based on the original series were okay, but “The Next Generation” is really where it’s at!)
Today, we at least know precisely how long the new series is going to be … at least for its first season. Speaking per Collider, Bryan Fuller of “Hannibal” and “Pushing Daisies,” who has “Star Trek” experience and will be running the new series, confirmed that we are getting 13 episodes, and they will mostly be one story told over the course of it. Also, one of the reasons he is being so quiet about the new show is because CBS wants it that way:
“It’s interesting because normally I love talking about everything, and I’m sort of relieved I’ve been muzzled by CBS on it because I do less interviews, so I can spend more time writing, but I love talking about Star Trek and I love being involved in it, so I’ll be very excited to share when the muzzle comes off of me.”
Filming will start later this year, and it’s with that in mind that we hope to have some further casting news coming up very soon! We know almost nothing in terms of who is going to be appearing, but we are definitely very interested in finding out since given “Star Trek’s” popularity, they could live on for many decades to come.
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