The idea of a Star Trek series coming out soon isn’t relatively new. However, further details about the planned series are still unknown, leaving fans to speculate about them. Now, a report from Variety has surfaced, noting that Bryan Fuller, whose distinguished work includes “Hannibal” and “Pushing Daisies,” is going to be the new “Star Trek” series showrunner and co-creator.
Fuller will serve as the new series’ executive producer alongside Alex Kurtzman. Apparently, this will mark Fuller’s return to the sci-fi genre, as he actually began his career working for the classic favorite “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager.”
“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 to Variety.
Kurtzman says that bringing “Star Trek” to the television would mean that it has to return to its roots. He further notes that “those roots flourished under Bryan’s devoted care.” Furthermore, the creative direction for the new series involves the introductions of new characters and civilisations that exist outside the mythology discovered by the previous generation and the current films.
Kurtzman has already been involved with the reboot of the franchise and “Star Trek Into Darkness” which also scored box office success when they hit the big screen. The new series will likely bolster interest for CBS’ All Access, as it will first debut on broadcast television then move to the company’s own streaming platform.
While January of next year is still far away, “Star Trek Beyond” starring Chris Pine is expected to be released in the cinemas sometime in July this year, which would probably enough to quench your thirst for of Gene Roddenberry’s work. Or if you’re looking for more TV series getting reboots, there’s the rumoured “Xena: Warrior Princess” to watch out for.