Fans of classic franchise “Star Trek” may have to wait a little longer to see the upcoming reboot by CBS reportedly due to some disparities between the movie and TV branches.
According to TrekCore, CBS’ Les Moonves has explained the disparity between Paramount, Viacom ,and their network during his appearance at the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference. “When [CBS] split from Viacom ten years ago, January 1, 2006, one of the big sticking points, as you can imagine, was ‘Star Trek.’ So they kept the feature film rights, we kept the television rights; they have [“Star Trek Beyond”] coming out July 22,” he said.
“Our deal with them is that we had to wait six months after their film is launched so there wouldn’t be a confusion in the marketplace,” he further revealed. Since the film will be out both in digital and physical home-media releases for the holiday season, once it is out of the way, the Bryan Fuller-helmed series is expected to be released in January, 2017. However, it is noted that Paramount still has the option to produce a fourth movie if it chooses to.
He also shared that they believe putting the title to their streaming service CBS All Access is a good move as it is something special that have a following of the most loyal fans, “We think that’s going to be extraordinarily successful.”
Th initial synopsis of the series hints that there will be new characters to be introduced who seek imaginative new worlds and new civilizations. At the same time, the plot will explore the contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since 1966.
Although it will be produced by “Star Trek” and “Star Trek Into Darkness” co-writer Alex Kurtzman, it is confirmed to have no ties to the new film “Star Trek Beyond.”
The pilot episode of the reboot will air on the regular network but the rest of the installments will only be available in CBS All Access for United States. The subscription costs $5.99 per month which gives access to other shows. International distribution is reportedly being worked out.