Star Trek movies and tv will quickly be again beneath the identical roof for the primary time in 15 years. In August, Viacom and CBS introduced plans to merge into a single firm, ViacomCBS. The merger will deliver the Star Trek movie and tv franchises again beneath the identical umbrella for the primary time since Viacom and CBS turned separate firms in 2005. Alex Kurtzman is the producer in cost of overseeing CBS’s Star Trek tv franchise. He spoke to TrekCore about whether or not the VIacomCBS merger will have an effect on any of his plans. “No, it’s very business-as-usual for us,” Kurtzman mentioned. “It has not impacted our plans at all. We have a slate of shows that’s going to take us easily through the next five years. So that’s the plan looking forward, and if movies come into play then we’ll be ready.”
Another risk opened up by the merger is that some of these new reveals might flip into a movie sequence, as Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation did. Kurtzman additionally spoke about that potential, commenting on the concept of a Star Trek: Discovery film by saying, “I feel that query, for me, is extra, ‘What’s the story that’s particular to the large display, and why would it not be higher instructed [as a movie]?’ And to me, that’s a story higher instructed in two hours, or when you’re wanting on the mannequin of a lot of serialized films as of late, it perhaps a few two-hour films that inform a bigger story… virtually such as you do with a season of tv, however over the course of 5 years within the theaters. I wouldn’t rule something out, however I additionally really feel like we have now to maintain forging new floor, and Discovery is such a excellent spot now that we must have a purpose that evokes us to need us to take it to the large display.”
In February, CBS All Access introduced that it had renewed Star Trek: Discovery for a third season. Michelle Paradise will be a part of Kurtzman, who co-created the sequence, as a co-showrunner of the brand new season. The new season finds the USS Discovery and its crew exploring a new period after time-traveling 930 years into the longer term.
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