Trek is returning to televisions everywhere after a 12 year hiatus.
… but it’s not saying too much else. Still no idea where it is on the timeline, if it’s going to be in the post re-boot universe, or who is cast. There are a lot of gaps to fill here. Educated guesses based on the marketing we’ve gotten so far: it’s ship based not station based, so expect new worlds and exploration. It takes some cues from Paramount’s reboots, TOS, and TNG – don’t expect it to feel like DS9, Enterprise, or Voyager. In terms of casting expect a bunch of new faces, but don’t be surprised to see some alumni. The inclusion of characters from older series is a Trek tradition at this point.
There’s some animosity between CBS and the fan base over the lawsuits they’ve filed to stop fan projects, and their attempt to claim the Klingon language. Combine this with the fact that it’s an exclusive on a pay to access service (that, from what I’ve seen, doesn’t offer a lot beyond the new show – at least HBO has good programming beyond GoT that makes the pay to access model feel worthwhile) and it’s going to be a tough sell to the core fandom. This makes casting and filling all of those gaps before January really important.
Are you going to tune in?