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New Star Trek TV series to tell one story over 13 episodes

Bryan Fuller has been chatting to Collider about the new Star Trek TV series due to debut next year. He confirmed that he always wanted to be a 'Star Trek writer' first (being a general TV writer came second) and that the first season of the new iteration will be thirteen episodes.

"We’ve got the arc of the first season entirely written, or arced out, and we’ve got the first six episodes entirely broken." - Collider


Fuller also confirmed that the season would tell one story over those thirteen episodes, a marked departure from the Star Trek shows previously (though Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Enterprise both featured long-running arcs and multi-episode stories during their runs).

When asked about include LGBT characters, that have so far been absent in the franchise, Fuller confirmed...

"Absolutely. I think the progressive audience that loves Star Trek will be happy that we’re continuing that tradition." - Collider


The new series starts production in September, ready for its debut, streaming on CBS All Access in the US in 2017. There is no news yet on how the show will be broadcast in the UK but we'll bring you more news as we have it.

Star Trek

Debuting in 1966, Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek survived cancellation and returned with a series of films featuring Jame T Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise. It spawned four massively successes TV spin-offs and movies and ruled cult TV in the 1990s. After Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise, it spawned a film prequel / reboot under the guise of JJ Abrams but returned to its TV roots in 2017 with Star Trek: Discovery...

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