CBS recently announced their new TV line-up and were quick to bring a teaser for the new Star Trek series to the fore. Unfortunately, little is actually shown in the fifty-second clip. We begin with a shot of Earth and our tiny moon, then the warp drive is engaged and our view is catapulted across the cosmos. We see a few dust clouds, what appears to be the exploded remains of a moon, a star with what looks like a planet in close orbit, before we reach a title shot with an impressive new logo.
The trailer promises “New crews, new villains, new heroes, new worlds,” and closes with that gentle opening music that is synonymous with classic Trek.
With new crews, and new worlds, it’s safe to assume that this is going to be a fresh chapter in the Star Trek universe. There have been rumors that the show will take an anthology approach, telling a different story each season, and that seems vaguely supported by the “new crews” statement.
The production crew includes Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller, Eugene Roddenberry (son of the late creator Gene Roddenberry) and Alex Kurtzman (co-writer of the 2009 reboot) serving as executive producers. Director of Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan and Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country, Nicholas Meyer is also joining as a writer and producer.
Production will begin this fall in Toronto, Canada. It premieres on CBS in January 2017 before moving to the network’s CBS All Access streaming service exclusively.