In the midst of Hollywood’s frantic race for franchises, we’ve seen reboots for just about every major property under the sun. As one such property, Star Trek has seen a massive resurgence following J.J. Abrams’ three films. Now, the iconic sci-fi franchise will head back to television, with the announcement from CBS that the network will bring Star Trek back as a full-on series.
It comes as an interesting turn of events, given that the original TV series has already gone through a whole host of reboots over the last half-century of its existence. Already we’ve seen Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, Voyager, and Enterprise, in addition to the original 1966 iteration. This makes CBS’s planned show the sixth TV series in the franchise’s history (if you discount The Animated Series, which Roddenberry considered non-canon).
So what can we expect moving forward? Here’s what we know (and don’t know) so far.