New 'Star Trek' TV Show To Short-Circuit Binge Watching With Weekly Release

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Klingons and Federation officers share a tense meal in 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.' Paramount Pictures

The new Star Trek TV show from Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller will be exclusive to streaming service CBS All Access, with only the premiere episode debuting on broadcast TV. But despite adopting a cord-cutter distribution model, the new Star Trek will eschew the now-standard release dump. That’s right, you’ll have to watch Star Trek one week at a time, instead of stewing in your own juices during a weekend-long couch marathon.

Little else is yet known about the still untitled 2017 series, though it was recently announced that it will begin filming in Toronto this fall.

Although bingeing is disgusting, a search on Twitter for consensus on the new Star Trek release plans uncovered divided sentiments:

Sources inside the production have shared a few more details, with Birth.Movies.Death claiming to have confirmation that the series will be set in the years after the Khitomer Accords: the peace treaty between the Klingon Empire and the United Federation of Planets. This would put the new Star Trek in between Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and Star Trek: The Next Generation in the timeline.

Oh, and it definitely will not be in the rebooted Abrams-verse.

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