CBS has managed to keep their new All-Access Star Trek series with Bryan Fuller under wraps, but the cat’s officially out of the bag at Comic-Con 2016. Get the first details on the new 2017 Star Trek Discovery straight from the 50th anniversary panel in San Diego!

During the optimism-filled panel, Fuller stressed a need for the new series to return to the more hopeful, progressive stories of Gene Roddenberry's vision, also noting that Discovery would unfurl with less of an episodic format, and more of a novel approach. A teaser for the series also revealed the new NCC-1031 designation of the ship:

Shooting in Toronto this fall, the new 13-episode Star Trek was previously said to return to the timeline previously rebooted by J.J. Abrams’ film series, as well to be “heavily serialized” with a new, non-Enterprise ship.

Bryan Fuller will headline the new streaming iteration of Star Trek as co-creator and executive producer, while Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer has also joined alongside Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod, fan-favorite Voyager novel alum Kirsten Beyer, franchise vet Joe Menosky and Heroes writer Aron Coleite. So reads the initial synopsis for the series, which debuts on CBS in January 2017 before moving to All-Access:

The brand-new “Star Trek” will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.

Additional details will emerge soon, but what should we expect from the new streaming Star Trek?

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