Bryan Fuller announced as new ‘Star Trek’ series showrunner!

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It looks like we have a showrunner for the CBS new Star Trek series.

Bryan Fuller was announced as showrunner for the new series set to launch on CBS in January 2017. The series will launch on a broadcast network, but then move to the CBS All Access digital subscription service. The new series will introduce new characters and civilizations, existing outside of the mythology charted by previous series and the current movie franchises.

Known as being a Trekkie, Fuller has previously written for Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He has previously said in past interviews that he was interested in helming a new Star Trek series and now that has come true!

Fuller said in a statement, “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.” The series will introduce new characters and civilizations, existing outside of the mythology charted by previous series and the current movie franchises.

Star Trek executive producer Alex Kurtzman said about Bryan’s announcement in the same statement, “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.”

It looks like Fuller will be a busy man with this new series, he is also the showrunner, writer, and executive producer on Starz’s adaption of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, which is set to film this April and premiere later this year.

Star Trek new series is set to premiere in 2017.

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