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Bryan Fuller to co-create new ‘Star Trek’ show
MUMBAI: 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 CBS early next year.
The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the US 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.
“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,” said executive producer Bryan 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,” said executive producer Alex Kurtzman.
“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,” said CBS Television Studios president David Stapf.