With the success of J.J. Abrams’ reboot of the Star Trek franchise, there has been lots of talk revolving around trying to get another television series going. And no one seems to be more about getting this done than writer and uber-producer Roberto Orci – AKA he who helped put the new films together. Now, it seems as if there may be some progress to report. Check out the skinny below.
According to the magic of Twitter, it has been reported that Mr. Orci had a recent meeting with CBS to discuss the future of Star Trek on the small screen. And while a meeting is still miles away from actual execution, with someone like Orci putting his production power behind such a project, it seems pretty likely that CBS will seriously consider what he has to say.
I mean, who the hell doesn’t want a new Star Trek television series? It’s a no-brainer that a return to the original format that made the show so popular will generate buttloads of cash and further bolster the strength of the franchise name, carrying it even further into the future to excite new generations of Trek-junkies. And with the Star Wars franchise using pretty much the same tactic, they better get going if they don’t want to be left in the dust.
Of course, if Abrams is to be believed, CBS has already said they’re not interested. In which case Orci is just wasting his time?
Me, I’ve got money on a new Star Trek series within the next two years. Anyone wanna take that bet? What do the Nerd Readers think about all this hullabaloo?
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.