Variety reports that Rod Roddenberry, son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, has joined the staff of CBS’s new untitled Star Trek series as an executive producer along with Trevor Roth.
They join the previously announced executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin and showrunner Bryan Fuller in shaping the latest version of the generations-spanning franchise. It is currently unclear when the series will be set relative to the rebooted film series, but the program itself is intended to stream on CBS’s All Access service following a premiere on its on-air network.
Roddenberry is not the only Star Trek name to join the series in recent days. Late last week, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country director (and co-writer of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home) Nicholas Meyer signed on as a consulting producer and as a member of the writing staff.
The new Star Trek series is expected to debut in January of 2017.