New Series Star Trek: Discovery Airs in May 2017

Courtesy of

Star Trek may ‘Live Long and Prosper’ as Star Trek Discovery, a CBS TV series, will premiere in May 2017.

The lead character is female, and will be set a decade before Captain Kirk’s crew flies into space. There will be thirteen episodes in the first season, an LGBT character, which George Takei (the original Hikaru Sulu) doesn’t agree to, and a new alien called the Saru, according to

Chris Pine shares his thoughts on having a LGBT character in the series, “My only rebuttal to George Takei — no matter what kind of creative differences he had about Sulu being gay, and I can understand his creative differences — it is the fact that our job is to make people feel less alone,” he explained in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“The series template and episodic scripts that Alex and Bryan have delivered are incredibly vivid and compelling,” said David Stapf, President of CBS Television Studios. “They are building a new, very ambitious ‘Star Trek’ world for television, and everyone involved supports their vision for the best timing to bring to life what we all love on the page,” reported