Today, CBS announced that former Star Trek: Voyager and Hannibal writer Bryan Fuller has boarded the upcoming Star Trek TV Series as showrunner. This comes after it was announced that 2009’s Star Trek screenwriter Alex Kurtzman will also serve as producer on the new show. The show however will only be available to US viewers subscribed to CBS All Access.
Fuller added about his first experience with Star Trek:
“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.”
Alex Kurtzman went onto praise Fuller:
“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.”
It’s unknown if this show will be set within the same universe as the rebooted films.
Star Trek will debut on CBS All Access
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) February 9, 2016