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Bryan Fuller named Showrunner of new CBS ‘Star Trek’ TV series

In case you weren’t aware – there’s a new Star Trek TV series being developed over at CBS.  Announced last Tuesday – not much is known about the show or how it will fit into the established Star Trek canon. Now the network has announced whom will be taking the role of showrunner for the popular sci-fi franchise.

Fuller’s previous work includes Hannibal, American Gods and Pushing Dasies. He will be joined by Alex Kurtzman who acted as producer for the Star Trek rebooted movies. Speaking about his appointment, Fuller stated;

“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 in a statement. “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.”

“Bringing Star Trek back to television means returning it to its roots, and for years those roots flourished under Bryan’s devoted care,” said Kurtzman. “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.”


The new series is being produced by CBS Television Studios and will be the first series developed for their Video-Streaming service CBS All service. It will also appear on traditional television.

It’s rumoured that the show will land sometime in early 2017.