Roberto Orci Hints That STAR TREK Could Make A Return To Television
With JJ Abrams’ reinvention and re-invigoration of the Star Trek franchise, some feel that it’s just a matter of time before the iconic sci-fi series makes a return to the small screen. Previously, Abrams, who is notorious for doing his best to mislead fans and press alike, has stated that he has no plans to cross his films over to television. If this little bit of news has any truth to it, Star Trek could be headed to television sooner than we thought.
Roberto Orci, who has served as a writer and producer on the first two Star Trek films, has revealed to a SkyNews reporter that he has ad some discussions with CBS to bring Trek back to television screens. Naturally, we don’t have much more information than that. As Bleeding Cool suggests, a lot of this idea could be riding on the success of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC. Three weeks into that program, the viewership has been on a decline, but many believe that will level off this week, if not the next. This, of course, was a big gamble as the series ties in with the Marvel’s established movie universe. Fans are hoping, and it seems logical, that CBS would do the same thing with this potential Star Trek series.
One thing can be assumed and that is that Orci would likely be involved should it move forward. Whether or not Abrams, who will have his hands full in the coming years with the next installments of Star Wars on his schedule, as well as serving as producer of the third Star Trek film. Keep in mind, this is by no means confirmation that a Trek series will happen, but it’s a big first step to making it happen. Stay tuned to Comic Book Therapy for all the latest on Star Trek and other news!