The first details of the new show are starting to appear:
It will be called ‘Star Trek: Discovery’. Nice name, terrible abbreviation.
It takes place in the ‘prime’ timeline (that is, not the one of the past three movies).
It will be a ‘serial’ show, with each episode building the story over the course of a season.
The setting is the USS Discovery, NCC-1031. Which suggests that it’s set somewhere between the time of Enterprise (2150s) and The Original Series (2260s).
The only premiere date set so far is ‘January 2017’, so my countdown is based on 31 January. I’ll be doing updates as new information appears. So far, it’s hard to tell.
I’d love to see the Romulan war, but that’s too close to Enterprise’s timeline. It could be the first conflict with the Klingons (the 2220s), which would also be good.