Next year’s return of Star Trek to TV has been shrouded in secrecy so far, but a new rumor indicates that we now know when the first season of the show will be set. Not to mention which universe it will take place in!

Birth.Movies.Death.’s sources are saying that the CBS All Access show will be set in the classic continuity, which is to say not in the J.J. Abrams reboot-verse. Additionally, Season 1 of the series will be set before the era of The Next Generation, but after the events of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. That covers a lot of years, and BMD’s report is not specific beyond that, but essentially what this means is that the era that could be covered spanned the time of the Enterprise-B (the one captained initially by Cameron from Ferris Bueller!) and the Enterprise-C (the one that was destroyed defending a Klingon outpost, as we learned in the classic TNG episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise”). Not that an Enterprise will figure into the show necessarily…

It sounds like the series will not be set on an Enterprise, and that it will be “heavily serialized.” Additionally, another (less reliable according to the site) rumor indicates that showrunner Bryan Fuller plans on integrating bad-guy Klingons into the show too. Old school! (Technically, the Federation would have reached détente with the Klingon Empire by this time, but hey, the galaxy is a big place. There are bound to be some hold-outs somewhere.)

And finally, it looks like the new Trek will be a seasonal anthology.