There have been rumors for a long time about a new Star Trek series, and now it’s official. The only problem is it won’t be on TV.
Today CBS announced the development of a new Star Trek sereies, but it will be exclusive to their All Access streaming service:
“CBS Television Studios announced today it will launch a totally new Star Trek television series in January 2017. The new series will blast off with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Networkâ€™s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service.”
Even worse, the series is being overseen by Alex Kurtzman, one part of the writing duo who brought us Transformers 2 and Star Trek: Into Darkness.
I can understand CBS wanting to drive subscriptions to their streaming service, but making Star Trek exclusive to it will just drive people to Torrents. This is an incredibly stupid move.