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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Could Restart TV Franchise

Since Star Trek hit the airwaves in 1966, fans have been fascinated with the adventures of Starfleet.

Despite the resurgence of the film franchise, there hasn’t been a new TV series since Enterprise went off the air in 2005.

That will change with the upcoming debut of Star Trek: Discovery.

Executive producer Alex Kurtzman discussed what the new series could mean for the future of the TV franchise with Digital Spy.

“I think the idea might be that there are more Star Trek series further down the line,” he said.


Pictured (l-r): Doug Jones as Lieutenant Saru, Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham, Michelle Yeoh as Captain Philippa Georgiou. Photo: Jan Thijs/CBS Interactive

Kurtzman explained that original showrunner Bryan Fuller’s plan to make Discovery an anthology could still happen at some point.

“I think that’s totally possible,” he said. “It was a really cool idea, but it wasn’t necessarily an idea that everyone immediately agreed with.”

Kurtzman went on to state that despite his interest in Fuller’s idea, he’s happy with how Discovery turned out.

“It’s a cool idea, but at the same time, I’ve now fallen in love with the characters on this ship,” said Kurtzman. “I like seeing them. I like being with them. And I wouldn’t necessarily want to throw them away at the end of the season for a new show.”

“I would not want to limit our storytelling, especially given the topics that we’re bringing up this season. It’s not just one season’s worth of television.”

Other than Fuller’s anthology idea, there are also rumors about a prequel revolving around Khan. The long-running villain first appeared in The Original Series, as well as the films The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek Into Darkness.

Star Trek: Discovery premieres on CBS Sunday, Sept. 24 before moving to CBS All Access.


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