Possibility Of Any New ‘Star Trek’ Series On Hold…Thanks To J.J. Abrams

Posted Friday, April 20th, 2012 10:00 am GMT -4 by 0

It seems like news to resurrect a new ‘Star Trek’ series is becoming a yearly occurrence. Last year writer/producer David Foster divulged his proposal for a new series for the franchise but hadn’t had a chance to pitch it to CBS. Now it looks like Bryan Fuller (‘Mockingbird Lane’, ‘Heroes’, ‘Star Trek Voyager’) and Brian Singer (‘X-Men’, ‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘Jack the Giant Killer’) want to have a try at it but they have one little obstacle… J.J. Abrams.

In an interview with EW, Fuller expressed his interest to reboot the TV franchise with Singer. “Bryan and I are big fans of Trek,“ he said, “and have discussed a take on what we would do, and we would love to do it.” Fuller should know a thing or two about the Trek universe as he has already written 2 episodes for ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ and was the executive story editor, writer and co-producer for ‘Star Trek: Voyager.’

However, Fuller did continue to say that he doesn’t see a series happening any time soon.  “I don’t think anything is going to happen in any official capacity until after the next movie comes out,” he disclosed, “And I’m sure it would be wisely under J.J. Abrams’ purview of what happens. He’s the guardian of Trek right now.”

Well, at least we now know that no ‘Star Trek’ series will happen without Abram’s consent as he’s “the guardian of Trek.” Abrams is a fine director and producer but I’m a little concerned with the fact that he now controls the Trek universe. He has admitted before the 2009 ‘Star Trek’ reboot film premiered that he wasn’t a fan of the original series and really didn’t get it. I’m hoping that after the success of that film and with him directing the sequel, he has come to have a new appreciation for the franchise.

But I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Hopefully if ‘Star Trek 2’ does well, Paramount and Abrams will want to expand their profits and bring a new franchise series to the small screen. Would you watch a new ‘Star Trek’ series with Abrams, Fuller, and Singer on board?

  • Wnklrpl

    I enjoyed the new movie but I hope no ones concerns it canon! They should be by themselfs and not taken serious to the shows. The things that happened in the movie that would mean changing everything since in started wacthing in 87 would pis me off!

  • http://francojtorres.com Franco J. Torres

    JJ Abrams should stick to directing movies, not directing the Trek universe.

  • Luke

    I always seen to like anything star trek.  What I would really like to see on TV would be from the star trek Novels.  Star Trek New Frontier.  Captain Mackenzie (M’k'n’zy) Calhoun and the crew of the Excalibur.  18 plus novels.  The only novel charactor to ever be made into an action figure.  A very unorthodox non-human captain.  Looks fairly human but has purple eyes.  Contempory with the next generation/deep space nine but in a different section of space. As the novels protray Mackenzie, he is nothing like kirk, picard, sisko, janeway or archer.

  • Zmacgirthy

    Tv trek is still firmly controlled by CBS last I checked.

  • ADAM NOTMAN

    please please bring out a new trek series and movie
    i dont want star trek to die
    it deserves to live forever
    it is our life

  • Myriskyemailaddress

    YES!  Bring it back…not so sure if JJ is the right guy to continue Trek canon.  Not sure if he truly follows the ethos and pathos of what Trek is all about and the idea of the future that Trek embodies.  Especially after the last the universal changes made in the last film.  Tough call.  It lead me to believe they are running out of ideas and feel they need a whole new canvas to paint a new Trek universe on…and I have a feeling it would be terrible if they followed the spirit of the current age of TV entertainment.  BUT…  Maybe he does, too soon to tell.  There was some cool elements and about the new Trek movie, but not enough to completely change the Trek universe and add it to canon.  It should not be canon.  

  • Steve_beaulieu20

    I’m a real big fan, I for one would love to have a new series, but please not an old series. I love technology and special effect. Having old stuff again seems I don’t know boring.. The new movie is ok but it’s nothing like The next generation. I want to see a big warp core and no more time traveling. Can we just get a nice story with good under currents and a good battle… DS9 war was so hot!!

  • Theeditor1995

    I’ll watch the show regardless but PLEASE for the love of Gene let it be based back in the original continuity!  

  • MARKDEFRANCISCO

    yes,I toatl agree on that matter,yes I would like too seee another:(startrek:tv.series.)on tv. any:(startrek:)tv:series,would bee ok for me,but noything stuiped,please!!I have been,(a lone time:startrek:fan:) since the,(1970′s-2012.) I’am now,(43.yr’sold.)& I have been watching,( startrek:) for a long time,please do not let, (RICK BERMAN:) DO ANY OF THE:NEW:STARTREK:MOVIES:(OR.)(TV:SERIES:)BECAUSE HE SCREWD IT ALL UP RIGHT AFTER:(STARTREK:ENTERPRISE:) DO NOT LET HIM,(RICK.BERMAN.)(SUCKS.ASSSHOLE.)

  • MARKDEFRANCISCO

    yes,I toatl agree on that matter,yes I would like too seee another:(startrek:tv.series.)on tv. any:(startrek:)tv:series,would bee ok for me,but noything stuiped,please!!I have been,(a lone time:startrek:fan:) since the,(1970′s-2012.) I’am now,(43.yr’sold.)& I have been watching,( startrek:) for a long time,please do not let, (RICK BERMAN:) DO ANY OF THE:NEW:STARTREK:MOVIES:(OR.)(TV:SERIES:)BECAUSE HE SCREWD IT ALL UP RIGHT AFTER:(STARTREK:ENTERPRISE:) DO NOT LET HIM,(RICK.BERMAN.)(SUCKS.ASSSHOLE.)