Star Trek writer Roberto Orci wants to revive the franchise on TV

Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness co-writer Roberto Orci just can’t get enough of the sci-fi series – he’s now championing a new Star Trek TV show.

Boldly going where the franchise hasn’t been since Star Trek: Enterprise was cancelled in 2005, Orci has met with TV channel CBS to discuss his ideas for a new Star Trek TV series.

Sky News reporter Joe Michalczuk broke the story via Twitter when he announced the following:

Considering J.J. Abrams’ money-spinning movie revival has quickly made the franchise cool again, it’s no surprise that breathing new life into the franchise’s TV roots is next on the agenda.

And with Abrams' movies taking place in a different continuity to the original series of shows and films, a new series would have plenty of story room to stretch its legs - plus present an opportunity for past Trekkers (Patrick Stewart anybody?) to make cameo appearances.

If a new TV series does go ahead, though, expect Abrams’ involvement to be minimal – not only is he busy with Star Wars: Episode VII , he’s also previously dismissed the idea of a new Trek show...

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