I'm also very saddened by the string of Star Trek "prequels" which seems to be the only thing they can come up with since the end of DS9. Discovery looks and feels like Enterprise in the reboot universe.
Yeah, TOS carries a lot of weight, but the people with the most buying power nowadays grew up with the Next Generation. If the power that be cannot come up with a new storyline in a new engaging setting, at least redo something in the Next Gen era, or at least post Kirk for Kahless and Surak's sakes.
Oh well, the die is cast... Maybe they'll get it right this time, but by the next time they can try again, the TNG generation, who are much more opened about a brand new setting and crew, will have aged significantly.