Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will be executive-producing the upcoming Star Trek television series, CBS announced Thursday. They’ll produce alongside Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, and showrunner Bryan Fuller.
“Moral dilemmas, human issues, complex characters, and a genuine sense of optimism: These are the cornerstones of Star Trek and are what have made it such an influential and beloved franchise for the last 50 years,” Roddenberry said in a statement. “While I will always be humbled by its legacy and the legions of fans who are its guardians, it’s a genuine honor to be joining a team of imaginative and incredibly capable individuals whose endeavor it is to uphold the tenets of Star Trek’s legacy while bringing it to audiences in a new era and on a contemporary platform.”
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Roddenberry — son of Star Trek: The Original Series creator Gene Roddenberry — previously teamed up with Roth for Trek Nation, a 2011 documentary about Star Trek‘s impact.
The reboot’s first episode will debut on CBS in early 2017 and will then, along with the rest of the season, be available to stream on CBS All Access, a digital subscription service.