There may not be a lot of details known about the upcoming TV series Star Trek: Discovery. But one thing's for sure, the franchise will expand not only via the TV series, but also in comics and novels.
During the Star Trek Mission: New York convention, writer-producer Kirsten Beyer announced that there will be a comic book and a novel series coming in line with the new show.
TrekNews reported that the projects will be done as a tie-in collaboration with IDW and Simon & Schuster, with Beyer having quite a hand in the overall process and project. From the looks of it, all the upcoming franchise iterations will be seamlessly tied together.
This is due to Beyer working with David Mack, charged with Star Trek: Destiny and Star Trek: Boldly Go's Mike Johnson. While there are no definite dates for the release of the franchise extensions, both the comic book and the novel series will be released in tandem with Star Trek: Discovery.
The plot for Star Trek: Discovery is still largely unknown. The only thing currently known is that it will be set in the 10 years before the U.S.S. Enterprise embarked on a five-year mission.
Star Trek: Discovery will be out on TV come January 2017 on the CBS Television Network. Bryan Fuller, Alex Kurtzman, and Rod Roddenberry are the executive producers of the show, with Nicholas Meyer and Beyer as writer-producers.