CBS announced this week that Alex Kurtzman will be helming a new Star Trek series in January of 2017. The seventh series since the franchise began in 1966. Though fans were wishing for a 50th anniversary start date, the premiere will be only four months further off.

In a bold move by CBS, the full series will not air on cable television, but will be offered on CBS All Access, their paid online VOD service which is currently $5.99 per month, and may be offered commercial free for $9.99 per month according to sources. Only the premiere episode will air on parent CBS to tease the series.

Star Trek is the first originally scripted series designed specifically for CBS All Access. It is expected that CBS will also announce additional originally scripted programming in order to strengthen the value of their VOD service.

Kurtzman will be the Executive Producer for the new series and is now shopping for a script writer according to the CBS announcement.