It would seem that things are looking rosy for the new CBS All Access ‘Star Trek’ series.
In one of their best moves to date the studio has brought in Bryan Fuller to be the new shows official show-runner.
Fuller pretty much started his career by working as a freelancer on ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ and ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ before he went onto create and produce such much loved shows as ‘Wonderfalls’, ‘Dead Like Me’, ‘Pushing Daisies’ and most recently ‘Hannibal’.
Hollywood Reporter reports that Fuller will join Alex Kurtzman on the CBS All Access Series, which is reportedly a reboot, but I’d suggest we await further details on that before we start hitting the panic button. All we know thus far is that it will be a new take on ‘Star Trek’. As to what that means exactly remains to be seen. It could be a continuation of the prime universe or it may well be set on another ship, but in the same time line as the new movies or something else entirely different.
In his statement about accepting the job Fuller was full of beans about his new job.
“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,” Fuller said. “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.”
Kurtzman adds: “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.”
In a 2006 interview, Fuller told Comic Book Resources that he never wanted to be a TV writer but rather “wanted to be a Star Trek writer.” The lifelong Trekkie noted at the time that he preferred the original series first and foremost when ranking his favorites. (That was followed by Deep Space Nine, Next Generation and Voyager.)
Fuller will now have to juggle his duties as a writer on the Starz produced Neil Gaiman series ‘American Gods’ and ‘Star Trek,’ but as a fans of ‘Star Trek’, I think most will have reason to breathe easy now that Fuller is involved.