CBS and Paramount have apparently been considering an animated Trek series ever since the cancellation of the most recent live-action series, “Star Trek: Enterprise” (which begins its off-net cable run this January 8th on Sci Fi).
The animated series would take place in the distant future and have a darker tone.
In other Star Trek related news “Star Trek XI” appears to be on track for a 2008 release.
“He (Abrams) said work is on track to release the new “Star Trek” pic, which Abrams is overseeing for Par, in 2008.”
J.J. Abrams has staffed up his Bad Robot Productions and seems to be ready and willing to make the next Trek film a reality sometime in 2008.