Later this year we will get the third installment of the rebooted Star Trek film series with Star Trek Beyond. The franchise has had a string of peaks and valleys at the theater, so many are concerned about upcoming sequel. Particularly after a debut trailer that seemed to veer away from the core elements that have defined Star Trek for almost fifty years. However, the franchise began on television and has had some of its greatest successes in that medium. So it's only fitting that Star Trek will be coming home.
We have previously reported on CBS' plan to bring a new Star Trek series back to the airwaves via their CBS All Access streaming service. The show will serve as its first program and today the showrunner of the new series revealed himself.
Bryan Fuller, the award-winning showrunner behind shows such as Hannibal and Pushing Daisies has been tapped to develop the new Star Trek series. Fans of his recent work should get excited, especially since he has already been a writer on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. In addition, Fuller has been a life-long fan of the franchise and he explained his passion for the show today.
“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.”
Fuller has proven to be one of the best showrunners in the business over the past few years. The fact that he has been tapped to design a franchise that he so passionate about, is a win for fans of Star Trek. There are many details about the actual direction of the series yet to be revealed, but this is an amazing first step and foundation for a great new chapter in Star Trek. We will be sure to bring you the latest as details become available.
STUDIO CITY, CALIF. – Feb. 9, 2016 – Bryan Fuller, who launched his career writing for “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager,” will return to the television franchise as co-creator and executive producer of the new CBS “Star Trek” series.
As previously announced, the new series, produced by CBS Television Studios, will launch with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network in early 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. The new “Star Trek” series marks the first original series developed for CBS All Access. The next chapter of the “Star Trek” franchise will also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International.
The new Star Trek series will have its series debut on the CBS network in 2017. It will then move to CBS All Access streaming service for the duration of its run.
Source: Point of Geeks