The current restructuring of Viacom and CBS Corp. opened the door to extra crossovers between the varied elements of the Star Trek franchise and ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish has now added to our pleasure for the way forward for the Trek universe by confirming the corporate’s future plans for extra motion pictures and collection.
In accordance with Bakish, two new Star Trek tv collection are in growth, on prime of the various ongoing and introduced applications being labored on by the company, whereas Star Trek 4 with Noah Hawley is transferring ahead. Talking as a part of the primary earnings name for ViacomCBS because the re-merger of the businesses final yr, Bakish outlined their formidable plans, that are to “take the Star Trek franchise and prolong it throughout the home.” Sounds good to us.
The 2 new collection will add to the continued Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard, in addition to Star Trek: Part 31, Star Trek: Decrease Decks and a brand new animated present. What type these new collection will take is at the moment a thriller, though many followers will probably be hoping that the initiatives will convey again the brand new variations of Kirk and Spock from Star Trek: Discovery. One other potential possibility is that these collection might be much like Picard in extending the story of an current property from the franchise.
Moreover, Bakish confirmed that ViacomCBS arm Simon & Schuster are engaged on a brand new line of tie-in novels, and that extra comedian guide collection are on the best way. In phrases of the latter, present writer IDW are the most effective guess for increasing the scope of their ongoing collection, together with prequels to Star Trek: Picard and titles that hyperlink into the basic collection and different elements of the broader Trek universe.
We’re additionally completely satisfied that Star Trek 4 with Noah Hawley seems like a accomplished deal, though we nonetheless have questions concerning the obvious second film in Paramount’s plans, which has been related to Quentin Tarantino. In any case, Bakish’s announcement is certain to make Star Trek followers completely satisfied as they stay up for the franchise persevering with to go from power to power.