In the aftermath of last weekend’s Phoenix Comicon, there’s been a rumor going around that Netflix has approached CBS Broadcasting, Inc. about producing a Netflix Original Star Trek series, and that they are now “in talks” to make it happen. But before anyone gets too excited (too late, I’m sure), the dude who was the original cited source for that rumor has stepped forward to say, “Hold your horses.”
The story can originally be traced back to a posting by a Google Plus page called “Starfleet Intelligence”, and claims that Star Trek author/producer Larry Nemecek broke the news about the proposed Netflix Trek project at the Phoenix Comicon. The deal would purportedly have Netflix handling all aspects of producing the show, with CBS getting royalties for every viewing over the new Trek’s episodes.
Just one problem: Nemecek says that’s not what he said. Over on his blog, Nemecek relays the limited information he does have, which was then apparently blown far out of proportion. Here’s Nemecek: