Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth have signed on to executive produce the new Star Trek series
CBS‘ new Star Trek series is making sure that history never forgets the name Roddenberry. Roddenberry Entertainment President Rod Roddenberry, son of the late Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, and COO Trevor Roth, have joined the new Star Trek television series as executive producers alongside Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Bryan Fuller.
“Gene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy, left a finely feathered nest for all who love ‘Star Trek’ to enjoy,” says Fuller, “And it is only fitting that Rod Roddenberry and Roddenberry Entertainment join our new Trek adventure to ensure that his father’s legacy of hope for the future and infinite diversity in infinite combinations runs through our tales as Gene Roddenberry intended.”
“Moral dilemmas, human issues, complex characters and a genuine sense of optimism: These are the cornerstones of ‘Star Trek’ and are what have made it such an influential and beloved franchise for the last 50 years,” says Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry. “While I will always be humbled by its legacy and the legions of fans who are its guardians, it’s a genuine honor to be joining a team of imaginative and incredibly capable individuals whose endeavor it is to uphold the tenets of Star Trek’s legacy while bringing it to audiences in a new era and on a contemporary platform.”
The new series will launch with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network in early 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. The new Star Trek series marks the first original series developed for CBS All Access.
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