“Star Trek: Discovery” showrunner Alex Kurtzman signed a five-year, $25 million deal to expand the CBS “Star Trek” franchise for television, according to a report in Variety. This could include a sequel to “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, the Hollywood Reporter adds.
Variety says there are four new shows in development, on top of Kurtzman’s successful “Star Trek: Discovery”, which has been picked up for a second season that will likely begin in 2019. (Kurtzman is now the sole producer on “Discovery”, after Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg were fired, according to the Hollywood Reporter.)
Variety says these new shows include:
One of the limited series could be a sequel to “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, which ran between 1987 and 1994. The Hollywood Reporter says this could even include participation from the series star, Patrick Stewart (who played Captain Jean-Luc Picard.)
Besides “Discovery”, Kurtzman is also known for his work on the movies “Star Trek” (2009) and “Star Trek Into Darkness” (2013).