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Bryan Fuller will be showrunning CBS' new Star Trek series

02.09.2016

Back in November, CBS announced that it'd be bringing STAR TREK back in series form, using their new digital subscription platform CBS All Access to bring forth a new crew and a new ship. Now we know who will be running the show.

Bryan Fuller, who recently acted as showrunner for HANNIBAL, will be operating in the same capacity for the new STAR TREK, while also adding executive producer and co-creator to the overall tally of his credits for the series. As for his past credentials that would make him a suitable fit for a new STAR TREK show... well, he has some STAR TREK history under his belt. Fuller actually begin his career as a writer for both STAR TREK: VOYAGER and STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, so he knows a thing or two about the brand.

"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," said Fuller. “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."

New characters, new civilization, new everything are in the creative plans for the show, which isn't exactly looking to cover ground that's already been covered by previous crews during previous runs. The general sense I get is that they want to bring something new to the STAR TREK table while still feeling like the STAR TREK fans love and support.

January 2017 is still the target date for the show's premiere, and, with a showrunner now in place, that certainly seems makeable with progress taking place.

Source: Variety

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1:54AM on 02/10/2016
I would be excited if it weren't subscription only. Who the hell wants CBS only subscription? Maybe if it were on Hulu or Netflix or even Amazon, but CBS only?
I would be excited if it weren't subscription only. Who the hell wants CBS only subscription? Maybe if it were on Hulu or Netflix or even Amazon, but CBS only?
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7:12PM on 02/09/2016
What does this mean for American Gods? Can Fuller run two very different shows or two networks at once without one or the other suffering?
What does this mean for American Gods? Can Fuller run two very different shows or two networks at once without one or the other suffering?
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5:46PM on 02/09/2016

Excellent choice

An excellent choice. The only better choice perhaps would have been Ronald Moore, but he's busy making a show where the lead is constantly a victim of male rape.

This had better take place in prime or post-prime era.
An excellent choice. The only better choice perhaps would have been Ronald Moore, but he's busy making a show where the lead is constantly a victim of male rape.

This had better take place in prime or post-prime era.
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6:06PM on 02/09/2016
already confirmed that it is.
already confirmed that it is.
5:44PM on 02/09/2016
Based off how great Hannibal was, this is GREAT news.
Based off how great Hannibal was, this is GREAT news.
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7:16PM on 02/09/2016
Where did you see that?
Where did you see that?
3:51PM on 02/09/2016
Interested to see what the premise will be. I'm assuming it will be based in the same Trek universe as the movies. But I wonder if it will be at the same time as those movies? Maybe another Enterprise in the future, sometime before the TNG phase of the show. Maybe it will even be into the future of where the TNG phase left off with Voyager. Who knows? They can literally go anywhere with this. It's exciting!
Interested to see what the premise will be. I'm assuming it will be based in the same Trek universe as the movies. But I wonder if it will be at the same time as those movies? Maybe another Enterprise in the future, sometime before the TNG phase of the show. Maybe it will even be into the future of where the TNG phase left off with Voyager. Who knows? They can literally go anywhere with this. It's exciting!
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