CBS has announced that shortly after the 50th anniversary of the historic Star Trek franchise, a new tv series will be released via All Access, their paid streaming service. All first run episodes will be exclusive to the All Access service.
Leslie Moonves, CEO of CBS Corp, explained to The Hollywood Reporter that their new entry in the Trek franchise will be used to lure millions of viewers to All Access, and that it will be the first of multiple scripted originals for their streaming service.
As several sources have emphasized that first run episodes of the new Star Trek will be exclusive to the service, there seems to be a slight possibility that reruns could perhaps appear either on broadcast TV or other streaming services such as Netflix or Amazon. However, no source has so far hinted at any information the likelihood of such viewing options or how long after the first run episodes reruns might become available if CBS decided to go that route.
The new Star Trek will not be related to the rebooted movie franchise, but longtime J. J. Abrams partner and screen writer for the films Alex Kurtzman will be the executive producer along with Heather Kadin.
From the CBS press release:
The brand-new Star Trek will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.