Potentially exciting news for fans of Star Trek and science fiction television: on the heels of the successfully rebooted Star Trek film franchise (2009’s Star Trek nearly made $400 million worldwide, with a highly anticipated sequel set for a May 2013 release), Bryan Singer and Heroes producer Bryan Fuller are currently discussing a potential new Star Trek television series.

Singer (who did wonders for the X-Men franchise with X-Men and X-2, not so much for Superman Returns, and whose Jack the Giant Killer is currently in post-production) and Fuller (who is also producing the upcoming Hannibal Lector TV series for NBC) are now in talks, hashing out a potential Star Trek TV series.  It’s currently unknown as to whether or not the television series would be a reboot of a previous Trek series,  set in the current “alternate timeline” of the rebooted film series, or would take place in the “original timeline” of the five previous series (Star Trek, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise).

Also unclear as to whether or not such a series would even get a green light, as according to Fuller, it would be wisely under J.J. Abrams‘ purview of what happens. He’s the guardian of Trek right now.”  And since Abrams might be a just a tad busy crafting a new and successful Star Trek film franchise, a weekly TV may be put in the backseat.

As for the plot of the series, all Fuller would reveal in a recent interview is that “Bryan and I are big fans of Trek and have discussed a take on what we would do, and we would love to do it…I don’t think anything is going to happen in any official capacity until after the next movie comes out.”  So let the ceaseless online speculation now begin!

Would you want to see a new Star Trek franchise?

Source:  Coming Soon