Bryan Fuller wordt de showrunner en co-bedenker van de nieuwe Star Trek-serie van CBS. Hij dient daarbij samen met Alex Kurtzman als uitvoerend producent. Fuller begon zijn schrijfcarrière bij de televisieseries Star Trek: Voyageren Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Hij werd bekend met de serie Dead Like Me en ontwikkelde later de serie Hannibal. Fuller zei in de aankondiging:
“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. “It is without exaggeration a dream come true to be crafting a brand new iteration ofStar Trek with fellow franchise alum Alex Kurtzman and boldly going where no Star Trek series has gone before.”
“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.”
Ten slotte zei David Stapf, President van CBS Television Studios over de serie:
“For the past 50 years, Star Trek has been a groundbreaking franchise that not only changed the landscape of television, but made a significant impact on pop culture. When we began discussions about the series returning to television, we immediately knew that Bryan Fuller would be the ideal person to work alongside Alex Kurtzman to create a fresh and authentic take on this classic and timeless series. Bryan is not only an extremely gifted writer, but a genuine fan of ‘Star Trek.’ Having someone at the helm with his gravitas who also understands and appreciates the significance of the franchise and the worldwide fan base was essential to us.”
De nieuwe serie gaat in januari 2017 op CBS All Access in première.