Star Trek Franchise Looks Set To Follow Marvel And Cross Various Platforms

The Star Trek franchise looks set to go where no franchise has gone before. Well, except maybe one or two.

CBS and Viacom are in the process of a merger, bringing the once-separated rights of the Trek brand under the same roof for the first time in 13 years. And it seems the studio’s going to waste no time in expanding the universe in bold new ways across multiple mediums.

As reported by Deadline, ViacomCBS chief Bob Bakish promised big things for the Trek and Mission: Impossible franchises at today’s investor call, making clear that both have potential to leverage across “all the companies’ platforms.” Incoming CBS CEO Joe Ianniello added that an international angle is also key as “scale is becoming more and more important all the time.”

The last time the Trek universe was under one ownership was back in 2006, with Star Trek: Enterprise having wrapped up the previous year.
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