On May 13th this year. It will have been ten years since the final episode of ‘Star Trek Enterprise’ aired on the old UPN Network, which begs the question of when we will ever see a new ‘Star Trek’ TV show on the tube.
Apparently the answer at present is never.
During a recent convention appearance at Fan Expo Regina, Jonathan Frakes, who played Commander William T. Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation, was asked about the possibility of a new Star Trek television series.
The actor/director responded by saying that he’d pitched a ‘Star Trek’ television show to CBS who know own the TV rights and was turned down.
The CBS suits do not have an interest in producing any new ‘Star Trek’ for television because they feel the brand was diluted during the 1990s and early 2000’s.
With the success of Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness, he said CBS wants to keep the property as focused and concentrated as possible.
If CBS were to do a new TV series of ‘Star Trek’ I’m not sure how it would go down or what it would look like. I personally think a new ‘Star Trek’ show would potentially be better done by Netflix or even Amazon at this point.