It’s currently being reported by the website Birth Movies Death that Bryan Fuller’s new Star Trek TV series will be an anthology program, with each season featuring a new cast and taking place in a new setting; it’s also being indicated that the first of these seasons, which will air in 2017, will be taking place prior to The Next Generation, but after The Undiscovered Country.
The report in question can be read here, and it’s got a few more details about the whole prospect. Although at this stage everything remains speculation, you can understand what would attract producers to this model; for example, it means that higher profile stars can be attracted to the project, because of the reduced time commitments. (Just look at True Detective, which has pioneered this anthology format; each year a new set of Hollywood movie stars star in this TV show.)
So, the above is a few ideas I suggested for a Star Trek anthology show after the idea was floated that that was the form Discovery might take.
It was, I think, subsequently confirmed – or as close to confirmed – that an anthology show was part of Bryan Fuller’s pitch, but CBS wasn’t so sure about it. It’s one of the things that I’m kinda sad we lost about his version of the show, because there’s something about it that seems really interesting to me. You could imagine, say, the first series on the Discovery, the second the Discovery-B, that sort of thing – maybe a Trill character for continuity. Seems like a really fun idea to me.