Finally, CBS Corp. has released the official name for its upcoming Star Trek series. And it’s continuing the tradition of naming the show after the primary ship or space station featured in the production.
“Star Trek: Discovery” is the name of the show, with adventures taking place on a smaller ship known as the USS Discovery.
Showrunner Bryan Fuller unveiled the name Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con in front of more than 6,000 fans. But beyond that, he revealed little else. That was a little surprising, considering the show is expected to go in front of the cameras beginning in September in Toronto, readying for a January premiere on the premium streaming service CBS All Access.
A news release provided by CBS provided little to no new information, but that seems to be part of the air of secrecy that surrounds the series. Fuller, for instance, told attendees at the panel while he could confirm that the new show would take place in the Prime Universe (where all the other Star Trek television series and most of the films are placed), he wouldn’t elaborate any further on the time period.