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New 'Star Trek' TV series in the works

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A new Star Trek television series is reportedly in development.

David Foster of the company 1947 Entertainment revealed that he has already outlined a plan, not only for the show's pilot, but for the entire series.

"The series concept is fully developed, subject to change of course, with a solid five to seven-year series plan, pilot script and a conceptualised finale that intends to define Star Trek for generations, extensive character bios, costume and ship/set designs, and more," Foster told Trek Web.

Foster went on to insist that the plans are serious.

"This is a drastic departure from the typical eight to ten-page treatment of the previously pitched Star Trek series ideas that have not included even a pilot script," Foster said. "The series is highly energised with a much younger cast, and uses cutting-edge future technologies with newly envisioned special effects and designs."

Foster teased the theme for the prospective series, declaring: "If evil wore the face of a hero, would you recognise it? If freedom came in the likeness of your oppressors, would you accept it? If you were your own enemy, who would be victorious?"

The project, which is still looking for an executive producer, will eventually be pitched to CBS.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Star Trek could return as an animated series. A previous Star Trek cartoon ran on NBC from 1973 to 1974.

Star Trek has aired six different television series since the mid-1960s.

A sequel to the 2009 Star Trek film is currently in development.

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