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Star Trek vs. Transformers Cartoons Collide This September

Star Trek vs. Transformers Cartoons Collide This September

Following the successful launch of Star Trek: Discovery, new season two showrunner Alex Kurtzman has revealed to Entertainment Weekly that CBS is planning on "expanding the Star Trek franchise for television". Additionally, CBS is planning an animated series and at least one more limited series, whose details are now being kept under wraps.

Just days after Alex Kurtzman took over as showrunner on Star Trek Discovery from departing producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts, CBS has announced that Kurtzman has signed a new five-year overall deal with CBS where he'll oversee the expansion of the Star Trek TV franchise. No specific details about these new projects were given, but this announcement from CBS also confirmed that production is now under way on Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery, with Alex Kurtzman himself directing the Season 2 premiere.

A limited run series about KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

Since 2010, Kurtzman has served as executive producer of the series HAWAII FIVE-0, which remains one of the top-20 most-watched programs on television and a mainstay of CBS' Friday night schedule.

The Star Trek mainstay has been tipped for a cameo role ever since CBS' TV reboot blasted off into hyperspace back in 2017, and THR brings word today that "Kurtzman and Akiva Goldsman, who left Discovery after season one, are attached to [a] Stewart-led reboot". Benedict Cumberbatch then played the character in the 2013 film Star Trek Into Darkness.

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An animated series whose plot details are being kept secret.

Larry Nemecek, Star Trek's unofficial historian, told Ars that some of these ideas have been "out there" for decades, including exploring the Khan storyline, another animated series, and the Starfleet Academy idea.

Early reports indicate that negotiations for a return of Picard are still ongoing and could end at any time.

Star Wars may have always been the real hot ticket item in terms of big-screen space stories, but those who have preferred the more contemplative nature of Star Trek may soon have more of the series headed their way than they know what to do with. Under the agreement, CBS Television Studios will have exclusive rights to produce all television content created and developed by Kurtzman and his Secret Hideout production banner for the next five years.

TrekMovie will provide updates on all of these exciting projects as more information becomes available.


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