You can never go home again or so the old saying goes, but you sure can if you're Bryan Fuller. Just a summer after we saw Hannibal leave the air (seemingly for good), the series creator will be headed back to the final frontier one more time to helm the next Star Trek series for a whole new generation of fans.
Fuller is more than just a fan himself, though. It just so happens that the writer and producer got his start on writing episodes for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. So you could say he's something of a fan.
“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."
He's not alone, either. Fuller will also be teaming up with Star Trek veteran Alex Kurtzman, who wrote and produced 2013's Star Trek: Into Darkness alongside Star Wars: The Force Awakens' J.J. Abrams.
It was just three years ago that Fuller teased something "very specific" in mind for launching a new Star Trek series. We don't know what that entailed, but he did mention he wanted a see a black woman behind the helm of the U.S.S. Reliant, which was infamously hijacked by Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan's titular villain.
“I think let that be the movies and let that be their story. I would love to do something on the Reliant … I want Angela Bassett to be the captain, that’s who I would love to have, you know Captain Angela Bassett and First Officer Rosario Dawson. I would love to do that version of the show and but that’s in the future to be told.”
In the meantime, he and Kurtzman will both serve as show runners and co-creators for the CBS-produced series. He certainly seems excited enough to be a part of the series again and expressed his enthusiasm to 'boldly go' into Star Trek again.
“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.”
Should one of Star Trek indeed be revived on the small screen, it'll be great to see what two of the series' own do with it.