Yes, now that CBS and the Paramount-possessing Viacom are merging, they can go for Star Trek Mission: Impossible "brave" in many creative new directions and who else is ripe for one Brand extension is.
Through the merger, the Star Trek movies and television programs are being performed under the same corporate screen again for the first time since 2005, with the speculation that Star Trek will have its own cinematic universe as Marvel could create, and then counter that Star Trek does not have to have something like the MCU.
Anyway, the new company is called ViacomCBS, and Bob Bakish runs the store. Recently, there was an investor call, where Bakish clarified (via deadline) that franchise companies Star Trek and Mission Impossible have significant potential "to use all of the company's platforms." "Joe Ianniello, new CEO of CBS, added from an international perspective that" scaling is becoming more and more important. "
This" scaling note "and the content" on all platforms of the company "went into the discussion of a" Star Trek Cinematic Universe – in collaboration with Lucasfilm's current Star Wars expansion with several films and TV series in progress, will ViacomCBS attempt to beat Disney in its own game?
Star Trek is already deeply rooted in the streaming world through CBS All Access, and Star Trek: Picard will join soon Discovery along with manymore. Could we see a correlation between these TV shows and Watch the New Kelvin Timeline Movies?
Star Trek 4 seems to be stalling at the moment, and we're not sure what's going to happen with Quentin Tarantino's plan for Star Trek film. So look forward to announcements, what this new company intends to do with the trekverse. The possibilities are almost limitless and it is time for this new team to choose the right path. (However, to avoid straining the MCU comparisons, they need their own Kevin Feige architects for anything that happens from here.)
What about Mission: Impossible ? This franchise has also been included in the investor call, and it's no wonder why. Viacom owns Paramount and Paramounts Mission: Impossible franchise was extremely successful. The latest film, 2018's Fallout was not only fantastic to watch, it was also the franchise's biggest-selling film so far.
So what could happen to this new corporate merger? How about a mission: Impossible TV series that was restarted on CBS or CBS All Access?
The original Mission: Impossible TV series ran from 1966 to 1973 on CBS. The show was revived for two seasons from 1988 to 1990 on ABC. No new plans have yet been announced, but I would not be shocked to hear of a television series Mission: Impossible possibly with crossover characters from the movies. (May I suggest that Luther Stickell of Ving Rhames and Benji Dunn of Simon Pegg conduct a spin-off series?)
The deadline brought to light some of the other franchises in the Paramount Library – including Transformers – Movies. It does not sound like they were specifically selected at the first investor request, but be open to the possibility that many other franchisees are also expanding in the ViacomCBS universe.
New ViacomCBS boss Bob Bakish told CNBC to CBS / Viacom The library has 140,000 TV episodes, 36,000 films and 750 series – which he considers sufficient to stand up to strong heads like Netflix and Disney.
The content dimension is really hard to beat. The content is uniquely scaled. There is no question that companies together are clearly stronger than they are independently.
The merger means that CBS will record not only Paramount Pictures, but also Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, BET and more. There is also speculation that the combined ViacomCBS will buy another company like Sony, Starz or Discovery.
We live in dizzying times with all these business combinations. Terrifying times? In terms of content, it is exciting to consider what the combined properties could mean. What is your HOPE for Star Trek Mission: Impossible and others on big or small screens?