NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Trekkies rejoice! Star Trek will be returning to the small screen in January 2017.
Alex Kurtzman, producer of sci-fi television hits Limitless, Sleepy Hollow, Fringe and Alias, and co-writer/producer of Star Trek Into Darkness, is behind this new take on the cult classic series.
The new Star Trek was picked up straight to series at CBS, with episodes then airing on-demand and digital platform CBS All Access. The subscription service is $5.99 per month and all the previous Star Trek series is available there, as well.
Star Trek will be the first original series for CBS All Access.
There have been many incarnations of Star Trek on television. The series originally ran for just three seasons from 1966 to '67, but became a huge hit in syndication. Next came the animated series from 1973 to '74; The Next Generation from 1987 to 1994; Deep Space Nine from 1993 to '99; Voyager from 1995 to 2001; and Enterprise from 2001 to 2005. Of course, several Star Trek features hit the big screen as well, with great success.
"There is no better time to give Star Trek fans a new series than on the heels of the original show's 50th anniversary celebration," David Stapf, president, CBS Television Studios, said in a statement. "Everyone here has great respect for this storied franchise, and we're excited to launch its next television chapter in the creative mind and skilled hands of Alex Kurtzman, someone who knows this world and its audience intimately."