At Mission New York, a convention for the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, new plans were announced for the future of the franchise. The convention has been organised as a tribute, as well as to celebrate, the sci-fi franchise by Gene Roddenberry. It’d already been announced that CBS All Access will host Star Trek: Discovery – the first television series in over 10 years – but now we know a bit more.
Kristen Beyer, the writer and producer of Star Trek: Discovery, announced during her panel that CBS are teaming up with IDW Publishing to produce and release a bunch of companion stories. Beyer will work on new comics and novels in time for the premiere of the series in January 2017.
Beyer is working with David Mack (Star Trek Destiny) and Mike Johnson (Star Trek Beyond, Star Trek: Boldly Go) to bring new stories to life to accompany the series. It’s said that Star Trek: Discovery will be about “an incident and an event in Star Trek history that’s been talked about but never been explored.” We also know that it’ll be set in the Prime Universe prior the Captain Kirk’s mission, seeing the main star as a Lieutenant Commander instead of a Captain.
Stay tuned for more Star Trek news in the upcoming weeks!