Three rumors have emerged regarding the CBS All Access Star Trek series launching in January:
1) The series will be set in the Shatnerverse, and not the Quintoverse established in the 2009 J.J. Abrams movie.
2) Rather than confine itself to a single era in Starfleet history, each season of the new series will tackle a different era. Each season could go pre-Archer, post-Janeway, or any timeframe in between.
3) The first CBS season will take place between the events of “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” and the launch of the Enterprise-D in “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”
This is different from the concept Bryan Fuller was considering before he got the job running CBS’ Trek. That idea dealt with the new ship and crew operating concurrently with the Abrams-produced movies in the Quintoverse.
It's entirely possible that Paramount execs, who control the Star Trek movie rights, requested that CBS not utilize the Quintoverse established for the big screen in 2009.
If you’ve not heard, “Star Trek VI” writer-director Nicholas Meyer is helping Fuller write the new Trek series.
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