At the Star Trek Las Vegas Convention 2018, CBS All Access’ Star Trek overlord, Alex Kurtzman introduced the decision on what Trek series to make next by calling on a very special guest – Sir Patrick Stewart.
Yes, the next Trek series will be a Jean-Luc Picard series (check out the announcement video below).
No other details were announced, but Kurtzman and Sir Patrick have issued statements (also below).
The Mummy – the first entry in what Universal Pictures is calling Dark Universe – gives the new universe a pretty shaky start.
Despite Alex Kurtzman showing some skill at juggling character and plot arcs, and keeping things moving forward at a good pace, he can’t overcome the clunky script (six writers involved at story and script levels), lack of genuinely witty banter and a horrendous misuse of Tom Cruise.
CBS Television Studios are releasing a new Star Trek series in January, 2017. The series, which will be produced by Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness) will executive produce the series.
CBS Studios International will distribute the series globally for television and multiple platforms. The series premiere will air on CBS – then the the premiere and all subsequent episodes will stream exclusively on on CBS All Access in the U.S.
The new series will not be connected to the movie series. For further details, follow the jump.
Fox’s Sleepy Hollow (Mondays, 9/8C) is a show that blends Hawthorne, Rip Van Winkle and Revelations within a flexible cop show/semi-procedural format. It’s goofy, weird, scary and oddly compelling in equal measures.
Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci spoke with members of the press/bloggers earlier this week to tease the series and explain how its unique mix of elements came about.