Star Trek 2017 showrunner Bryan Fuller revealed more details about the highly-anticipated new series in an interview with Moviefone.
Contrary to rumors that the new series would be an anthology show with each season focusing on a different time in Trek lore, Fuller said “I’ve read that this is an anthology show, which is not accurate.” Fuller also shot down the rumor that the series would take place between Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Addressing the teaser trailer that hinted that the show would feature new crews, which many believed suggested the series would be an anthology show, Fuller said that we will be seeing “lots of crews in the story.” Fuller continued, “One of the things that’s exciting for me is that we are telling a Star Trek story in a modern way. We’re telling a 13-chapter story in this first season. It’s nice to be able to dig deep into things that would have been breezed passed if we were doing episodic and had to contain a story within an episode.”
When questioned whether the new series would revisit any familiar characters, Fuller teased “eventually.” On Nicholas Meyer’s involvement in the series, Fuller said that “[Meyer has brought] a clarity and cleanliness to the storytelling. An ability to ground science fiction in a relatable way, and also making sure that we’re telling character stories.”
You can read the entire interview here.