He’s coming aboard. The acclaimed Hannibal series creator is no alien to the Trek universe, having begun his career writing for both Deep Space Nine and Voyager. It’s unclear when, or on which starship, this new interstellar series will be set. But fellow producer Alex Kurtzman promised it would introduce new characters and civilizations — so don’t get your hopes up for a Captain Kirk cameo. The new series launches on CBS in January 2017 before moving to the network’s All Access digital subscription service.