Long-time fan and alum of the “Star Trek” franchise, Bryan Fuller has been named the showrunner and co-creator of CBS’s new “Star Trek” TV series.
According to Variety, Fuller will be joined by Alex Kurtzman to bring “Star Trek” back to television by January 2017, which is when the series is scheduled to start airing.
“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,” Fuller said.
“Before seeing a frame of the television series, the “Star Trek” universe lit my imagination on fire,” he added.
“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.”
CBS Television Studios and Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout will produce the new show, while Kurtzman, Fuller and Heather Kadin will executive produce.