Bryan Fuller Hired As ‘Star Trek’ Showrunner For CBS

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Last year, we found out that Star Trek would finally be returning to television in January 2017, but this time, it would be on CBS All Access. But, that decision left fans thoroughly disappointed, and obviously, Alex Kurtzman’s involvement with the series didn’t really give anyone much hope about it.  
 
However, the series has finally found its showrunner, and his name alone should give fans a lot of hope about the upcoming series, because it’s none other than the mastermind behind NBC’s Hannibal. Yes, you read that right. CBS has officially announced that they’ve hired Bryan Fuller to serve as showrunner, as well as co-creator on their Star Trek reboot.  
 
If you’re a lifelong Trekkie, then you might already know that Fuller has written more than 20 episodes for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyage, so it looks like CBS have found the perfect man for the job. You can read his statement on the news below: 

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.

Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek and its sequel, Star Trek: Into Darkness, and will executive produce the reboot, had to say the following about hiring 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.

What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to seeing Fuller’s take on Star Trek? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.
 
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.