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After years of teasing the Star Trek franchise, Paramount Pictures and Star Trek: The Next Generation creator Gene Roddenberry officially announced on Tuesday that they have made an “original series.”
According to Deadline, which first reported the news, the project is called “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.”
The first two seasons of the series will premiere this fall, and the third and final season will premiere in 2019.
The news comes after Roddan released a statement on Tuesday in which he said, “I am delighted to announce a new series.
It is called Star Trek and it is a very special show that will explore some of the deepest and darkest themes of our time.”
Star Trek creator Gene Leonard Nimoy, right, and Gene Ritchie, who played Commander Riker in the original series, pose for a photo at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Tuesday, June 12, 2017.
(Paul Sakuma/AP)Roddan also said that he is working with his producers, including Jonathan Frakes and Robert Meyer Burnett, on the new show.
According to Variety, the network is looking to produce two episodes, and if the first season is successful, they will then move forward with three or four episodes.
“The first episode of Star Trek will be released in 2019,” Roddann wrote.
“I can’t wait for you to watch.”
The statement also said, “(T)he series will be a ‘continuation’ of the original Star Trek series, but we will not be following the same formula as the original.”
As part of the announcement, Paramount also announced that it has renewed the syndicated TV series “The X-Files” for a fourth season.
The show is based on the cult-favorite series and stars David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Gilli Anderson, David Duhon, Gillen Fletcher, Gary Cole, Gillians Ware, Dana Barrett and Gillian McLaughlin.
After years of teasing the Star Trek franchise, Paramount Pictures and Star Trek: The Next Generation creator Gene Roddenberry officially…