Here’s a new rumor that’s sort of an old rumor, but let’s go with it. Quite a few years ago, “Star Trek: Federation” was put into development as a possible CBS series, with big names like Robert Burnett, Bryan Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie producing, and Geoffrey Thorne writing it. Then J.J. Abrams rebooted the franchise, and the TV series was effectively killed. But in this era of shared universes, nothing stays dead for long.
Latino Review reports that CBS is back at work on a “Star Trek” series, and that Singer is once again being tossed around to take on the gig in some capacity. But that’s about it. io9 adds that whatever is being developed is probably new, and has nothing to do with the previous ‘Federation’ series, which makes a lot of sense, because we’d imagine Skydance will probably want to tie it into the movie series in some manner. But again, this is all pretty much speculation at this point, so take from it what you will.
As for the movie series, Simon Pegg, who is co-writing “Star Trek 3,” recently shared that the vibe of the upcoming sequel should please fans of the television iteration. “We just want to take it forward with the spirit of the TV show. And it’s a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that’s where we want to take it, you know. Where no man has gone before – where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation,” he told Spinoff Online.
So that’s the latest on what’s happening with “Star Trek.” As always, beam your thoughts into our comments section.