While we’ve all be trying not to get too excited or carried away with CBS’ new Star Trek series, it’s certainly not being made easy.
Not enough that Hannibal’s Bryan Fuller is showrunner or that Tony Todd may be appearing or Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer is involved, it now seems that Rod Roddenberry, son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and Trevor Roth, COO of Roddenberry Entertainment, has been named as executive producers.
That’s as close to Trek royalty as you can get… a Roddenberry at the helm of the Enterprise again!?
“Gene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy, left a finely feathered nest for all who love Star Trek to enjoy,” showrunner Fuller said Thursday in a statement.
“It is only fitting that Rod Roddenberry and Roddenberry Entertainment join our new Trek adventure to ensure that his father’s legacy of hope for the future and infinite diversity in infinite combinations runs through our tales as Gene Roddenberry intended.”
Roddenberry added: “While I will always be humbled by its legacy and the legions of fans who are its guardians, it’s a genuine honor to be joining a team of imaginative and incredibly capable individuals whose endeavor it is to uphold the tenets of Star Trek’s legacy while bringing it to audiences in a new era and on a contemporary platform.”
The new series will debut on CBS in early 2017 before transferring exclusively to CBS’ All Access digital VOD services