Little is known about the new Star Trek TV series being overseen by Bryan Fuller, but a report today at least gives the project a spot on the Trek timeline.
According to Birth.Movies.Death, the series will definitely not take place in the universe J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot crew play in. Instead, it will take place in classic continuity in the time between Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country (the last film with the entire original series crew) and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The site later updated its report to note that, should the show be renewed for a second season, the next season will focus on a different crew and possibly even in a different time period. The anthology series trend that’s so popular now is going where no man has gone before.
What makes the series taking place after The Undiscovered Country so cool is that the director of that underrated film, Nicholas Meyer, will be involved in the series. Fuller announced on Twitter in February that Meyer, who also directed Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, will be a consulting producer and writer.
The new Star Trek series will begin next year, with the first episode airing on CBS. Then the series will move to CBS All Access, the network’s SVOD platform.