I'm not talking about the trailer for Star Trek Beyond that was recently released; I'm reserving judgment on that movie. Rather, I'm speaking of the new series CBS announced that will be beginning in 2017. The idea is that only its first episode will appear on TV; the rest will be on CBS Netflix, or whatever it is they're calling it. Can't say that I'm a fan, but something, something, technology marches on. Anyway, the point is that CBS has confirmed that the series is going to involve a new ship and crew - i.e., it's not going to be a reboot of the original series. Since JJTrek is owned by Paramount, this also means that it's probably not going to be a continuation of JJTrek, either.
Most likely, the series will take place some time during the Trek IP that CBS still owns; which is to say, the five (or six, if you count the Animated Series) TV shows we're familiar with. This basically means some time between ENT and TOS, or between TOS and TNG, or else after the TNG, DS9, and VOY era. It could of course take place concurrently with one of those instead, but I feel that CBS is probably going to want to tread new ground rather than risk confusing new potential viewers with decades-old plot points.
Obviously I have absolutely no input whatsoever into the process. However, I can't help but think up how I'd like to see the series progress. Thus what I have below - Star Trek: Federation. The theoretical setting borrows the name and some plot points from an unused Star Trek relaunch pitched after the cancellation of Enterprise, as well as a new animated series, Star Trek: Final Frontier that also never came to fruition; however, it is not (or at least is not intended to be) nearly as dark as those were. It also draws inspiration from my own sci-fi work called Lost Earth, which centered on the idea of various human colonies losing contact with Earth and needing to develop on their own. Finally, the document follows on the storylines of Star Trek Online, though not terribly closely.
Anyway. Tell me what you think!