Maybe if one of the new shows doesn't work out, it can be replaced with "Discovery".
"Star Trek: Discovery" is set 10 years before the events depicted in the original series. Fashioning himself as the second coming of legendary Klingon leader Kahless, T'Kuvma seeks to unite the Klingon houses and begin a new and aggressive reign of conquest for his race - a plan that puts the Klingons on a direct collision course with Starfleet and the Federation.
The highly-anticipated new Star Trek: Discovery series is boldly going where no trek series has gone before.
You'd be forgiven for not spotting this (we certainly didn't originally), but if you look closely at the books in Captain Georgiou's quarters they're nearly all named after Original Series episodes.
Loyal fans of Star Trek were waiting with bated breath for the latest series in the franchise. Perhaps the most egregious example of this clunk factor is the pre-credits sequence (spotted in the show's trailers) that features Burnham and Georgiou on a desert planet spouting exposition by the page-full before culminating in moment that's supposed to be inspiring but just plays as silly. So, I'd say there's a decent chance we could see Star Trek: Discovery on Netflix.
In addition, the launch of the new series helped CBS achieve its largest sign-up week and month ever for CBS All Access.
It's a unique and daring intro. But both women nevertheless bring intensity and strength to their roles (despite our reservations about Burnham overall), and it's fantastic to see a Trek show with two women leading the way. As you may have heard, Star Trek: Discovery is also available to stream on Netflix but not for everybody. Usually the violent "other" in Star Trek lore, Discovery gives the familiar antagonists their own point of view, backstory, culture, and reasons to fight. "There's never been a Star Trek that's operated in a post-Sopranos world", longtime Trek producer and Battlestar Galactica showrunner Ron Moore told EW in a recent Discovery cover story. Based on those reactions and pre-release trailers, it looks like Discovery is transporting Trek into the era of "prestige television" a la The Sopranos and Mad Men - character driven, episodic, complex, and great-looking.
Before the series premiered, fans were hesitant about Star Trek: Discovery airing on CBS All Access, seeing the network choice as a marketing push for the streaming service and not something beneficial to the fanbase.
Anyway. Burnham ended up with the Vulcans after her parents were killed in a Klingon attack on a human-Vulcan science outpost, which might explain why she's absolutely the wrong person to end up exploring a beacon at the edge of space that turns out to be an elaborate Klingon trap for any Federation exploratory vessel unlucky enough to detect it.