A TV veteran with roots in the “Star Trek” universe will be the showrunner on the new “Star Trek” series. CBS Television Studios announced today that Bryan Fuller is on board as co-creator and executive producer of the new series, which is headed to CBS All Access.
Fuller was a writer for “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” early in his career. He joins a team on the new series that includes executive producer Alex Kurtzman.
The new program will launch with a special preview on the CBS TV Network in early 2017.
“The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. The new ‘Star Trek’ series marks the first original series developed for CBS All Access,” the announcement notes.
In the announcement, Fuller commented: “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 of ‘Star Trek’ with fellow franchise alum Alex Kurtzman and boldly going where no ‘Star Trek’ series has gone before.”
Kurtzman added: “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.”