It was CBS’ turn at the Upfronts today and what better way to market themselves to potential advertisers than to unveil the logo and a teaser for their new ‘Star Trek‘ series!
While only 50 seconds long and with no cast yet in place, the teaser really doesn’t reveal much nor does it contain actual footage from the series, but does use a sample of the familiar ‘Star Trek’ theme that is enough to make any Trekkie’s heart flutter (okay, it made mine not only flutter but skip a beat).
Boasting new crews, new villains, new heroes, and new worlds, the new series promises to explore the “dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.”
Take a look at the teaser below:
The series has some familiar names attached to it with Alex Kurtzman (who has co-written the 2009 ‘Star Trek’ cinematic reboot film as well as ‘Star Trek Into Darkness) as producer and Bryan Fuller (a big fan of the franchise) as showrunner. With them will be Rod Roddenberry (son of ‘Star Trek’ creator Gene Roddenberry) and Trevor Roth (COO of Roddenberry Entertainment) who will serve as executive producers. Nicholas Meyer, who directed ‘Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan’ and ‘Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country’ as well as co-wrote the latter and ‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, is said to have written the pilot episode and will be a consulting producer on the project.
With a production start date sometime in the Fall, expect to have some casting news begin during the summer.
Until then, what do you think of the new logo and teaser? Are you excited for the new ‘Star Trek’ series?
The new ‘Star Trek’ series is expected to debut 2017.