Speaking at the CBS panel at the Television Critics Association this week, new CBS Entertainment president Glen Geller was asked about the plans for the new “Star Trek” series currently in development for their streaming service CBS All Access.
Geller reveals to Slashfilm that the new ‘Trek’ series was never developed for the broadcast network and that CBS’ All Access is such a separate entity that he himself is not involved:
“It was always designed for a streaming service. I’m just thrilled we get to be part of the launch. We’ll broadcast the launch. I’m not sure about the plans creatively for new characters. I don’t have anything to do with it. It really is for All Access. While the network will be broadcasting the pilot, I actually can’t answer any creative questions about it. I’m looking forward to seeing the new Star Trek. I think it’s going to be an exciting project.”
Alex Kurtzman, co-writer of the previous two J.J. Abrams-directed “Star Trek” films, is developing the series.