Bryan Fuller, veteran Star Trek writer (DS9 and VOY), has been tapped as co-creator and showrunner for CBS’s upcoming Star Trek television* series, set to debut in January 2017.
Apparently we might like our gagh with some Favre beans and a nice chianti.
CBS has tapped Bryan Fuller to be the showrunner for the new Star Trek series, Variety has reported this morning, working alongside Alex Kurtzman. Most recently he has been showrunner on NBC’s Hannibal, but he Science Fiction World all the way back in 2009 that he wanted his own Star Trek series.
Fuller said, “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.”
Fuller will bring with him some significant Trek cred. His IMDB page reads:
Self professed Star Trek geek who watched and loved the Trek series “Deep Space Nine” and set out to write for them. At the time, Star Trek had an open script submission policy and Fuller contributed a spec, leading to a pitching opportunity. When he had sold a couple of stories to Deep Space Nine, Fuller was hired to be a full staff writer for sister Trek series “Voyager” in its fourth season. He worked on Voyager for the remainder of its seven-year run, working his way up to co-producer of the series.
He has 20 Voyager credits to his name and two for DS9, which he has said is his favorite Trek series, according to Memory Alpha.
A new timeline for a new show?
According to Variety, “The creative plan is for the series to introduce new characters and civilizations, existing outside of the mythology charted by previous series and the current movie franchise.”
Does this mean yet another timeline for our new show?
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