On Tuesday, Bryan Fuller was named showrunner and co-creator for the new Star Trek series. Set to premier in January 2017, the series will be available through CBS All Access, a digital subscription service.
Fuller is of course no newbie to the Trek franchise, he started his television career on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and a staff writer on “Star Trek: Voyager.”
“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,” Fuller said in a statement. “It is without exaggeration a dream come true to be crafting a brand new iteration of ‘Star Trek’ with fellow franchise alum Alex Kurtzman and boldly going where no ‘Star Trek’ series has gone before.”
In recent years, Fuller has become known for his work on NBC’s “Hannibal”
“Bringing ‘Star Trek’ back to television means returning it to its roots, and for years those roots flourished under Bryan’s devoted care,” said executive producer Alex Kurtzman. “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.”
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