The new Star Trek television show will have to wait for six months after the release of Star Trek Beyond, the movie, to air.
IGN reported from the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference in which CBS Corporation president Les Moonves spoke about buying the rights to the franchise for television.
Speaking about how things were worked out, both in the real of television and film, Moonves revealed that CBS and Paramount struck a deal.
"You know, we both wanted it. [Paramount] said "It's a movie!" and I said, "No, no, no, it's a TV show." Actually, we're both right. So they kept the feature film rights, we kept the television rights; they have [Star Trek Beyond] coming out July 22.
"Our deal with them is that we had to wait six months after their film is launched so there wouldn't be a confusion in the marketplace," he said.
Star Trek Beyond is the third entry in the rebooted sci-fi franchise, which already includes Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek: Into the Darkness (2013). The first two were helmed by J.J. Abrams, who's now busy heading up the Star Wars sequels, so this one is directed by Fast & Furious reviver Justin Lin with the familiar crew of Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Bones (Karl Urban), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Sulu (John Cho) and Chekov (Anton Yelchin) all set to return.
Watch a clip from behind the scenes: