Hannibal creator, and upcoming American Gods showrunner, Bryan Fuller has found his next big gig: heading up the new Star Trek series for CBS’ streaming service. The former writer for shows like Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine had this to say per Variety:
“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.”
The new series is set to debut in 2017 on CBS All Access, with a premiere that will air on CBS proper. This will be the first original piece of programming to air primarily on the streaming-only provider.
Fuller showrunning this series is easily the best development announced yet for this series, which he’ll develop with Star Trek (2009) screenwriter Alex Kurtzman.
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