Oh, this is very exciting news for Star Trek fans!
Pushing Daisies and Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller is set to co-create and exec-produce CBS’ new Stat Trek series which is set to be released in January 2017 – premièring on CBS followed by an exclusive run on CBS All Access.
Fuller started his career penning episodes of DS9 and Voyager, so this is a nice return home for him.
2017 is the 50th anniversary of Trek and it seems Fuller is excited to be part of the landmark year for the show: “My very first experience of Star Trek is my oldest brother turning off all the lights in the house and flying his model of a D7 Class Klingon Battle Cruiser through the darkened halls. Before seeing a frame of the television series, the Star Trek universe lit my imagination on fire.
“It is without exaggeration a dream come true to be crafting a brand new iteration ofStar Trek with fellow franchise alum Alex Kurtzman and boldly going where no Star Trek series has gone before.”
Executive producer Kurtzman said: “Bringing Star Trek back to television means returning it to its roots, and for years those roots flourished under Bryan’s devoted care.
“His encyclopedic knowledge of ‘Trek’ canon is surpassed only by his love for Gene Roddenberry’s optimistic future, a vision that continues to guide us as we explore strange new worlds.
“For the past 50 years, Star Trek has been a groundbreaking franchise that not only changed the landscape of television, but made a significant impact on pop culture,” said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios.
“When we began discussions about the series returning to television, we immediately knew that Bryan Fuller would be the ideal person to work alongside Alex Kurtzman to create a fresh and authentic take on this classic and timeless series. Bryan is not only an extremely gifted writer, but a genuine fan of ‘Star Trek.’ Having someone at the helm with his gravitas who also understands and appreciates the significance of the franchise and the worldwide fan base was essential to us.”
No word if the series will be in universe with the JJ Abrams movies or the original series… or perhaps something new?
This is very exciting news as we’ve been massive fans of Fuller since he ran Dead Like Me…