Alas Trekkies, there's some great news on the horizon: The Star Trek universe is expanding!
Star Trek: Discovery's new showrunner Alex Kurtzman just signed a five-year deal with CBS to develop even more Trek programming for the studio through 2023. That means new series, mini-series and other content opportunities such as animation are headed your way in the near future. So raise your hand if you're down for another animated Star Trek series! (Star Trek: The Animated Series ran for two seasons on NBC from 1973-1974 and featured voiceover work from most of the original Star Trek cast).
Ones of those potential projects is a rumored Star Trek: The Next Generation reboot with Patrick Stewart from Kurtzman and Akiva Goldsman, who served as executive producer on Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery but won't be back for Season 2. According to the Hollywood Reporter, talks are still very early so this potential series may not even see the light of day. However, you might still end up seeing Stewart return to the Trek universe. The actor recently teased a possible appearance on Star Trek: Discovery so we're desperately hoping he pops up alongside Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Saru (Doug Jones) next season. Fingers crossed!
Kurtzman took over as showrunner on
Discovery after Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg were fired last week amid allegations of abusive behavior in the writers' room. However, Kurtzman is no stranger to the show. He developed the series with Bryan Fuller (who left early in production on Season 1 over creative differences with CBS), directed the pilot and has served as an executive producer since the beginning.
Star Trek: Discovery will return for Season 2 sometime in 2019 on CBS All Access.
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