Bryan Fuller will be showrunning CBS' new Star Trek series

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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