Will CBS’ new Star Trek series be renewed before its premiere? The network thinks the new series will be “extraordinarily successful,” Trek Movie reports.
The new Star Trek series is set for release in early 2017 on the network’s subscription streaming service, CBS All Access.
At a recent conference, CBS CEO Les Moonves said making Star Trek the first exclusive CBS All Access series was a “no-brainer”:
When you put something on [All Access], it’s got to be something special, something you wouldn’t find on the [CBS broadcast network], something that will attract subscribers. As I said, Star Trek was kind of a no-brainer: there aren’t a lot of [properties] out there with that kind of following.”
He mentioned that 60 percent of the first season was already paid for and the network is “very serious” about the series:
We announced Star Trek, and internationally, we basically have covered 60% of the cost of the show already. To make up that [other] 40%, it’s not going to take a whole lot of subscriptions, and it says to the world that we are very serious about this.”
The new Star Trek series will be led by Bryan Fuller, formerly the showrunner for NBC’s Hannibal. Additionally, Rod Roddenberry, the son of original Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, will executive produce.
What do you think? Are you a Trekkie? Will you subscribe to CBS All Access to watch the new Star Trek series — even for a month?