Word broke today that Bryan Fuller will be jumping onboard the new Star Trek television series as co-creator and executive producer. The series was announced last year and it will air exclusively on the CBS All Access pay streaming service (after the pilot airs on the broadcast TV) in 2017. Not much information beyond the intent of going forward with a new series has been available beyond the fact that Alex Kurtzman is also onboard as co-creator and executive producer. But now that Fuller is attached to the show he will likely start hammering out the specifics. Fuller got his start in television writing for Star Trek: Deep Space 9 and Star Trek: Voyager (he also had co-producer credits on the latter series). After working on Trek, he went on to create cult favorite shows Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, and Pushing Daisies. He also worked as executive producer on Heroes during that show’s first season and many credit him in a large part for its strong start. Most recently, he worked as co-creator and executive producer of the Hannibal TV series (cancelled by NBC after its third season) and he is currently working on the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods for HBO. His work on the new Trek series will supposedly not conflict with his time on the HBO show. Fuller brings a lot of genre credibility with him to Trek‘s highly anticipated return to television, and this should be considered a big win on the part of CBS to get him involved with the new show.
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