Just a matter of weeks before filming commences for Star Trek: Discovery, Bryan Fuller has taken a step back from the show. He was set to be the showrunner for the CBS series, but he’s got too much on his plate with two other series.
Reported exclusively by Variety, we know that the decision to hand over the running of the show to Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts was made late last week, and the show will start filming next month – aiming to premiere in May of next year. Fuller will remain an executive producer.
Fuller penned the first two scripts for Star Trek: Discovery, but is also working on Star’s American Gods and NBC’s Amazing Stories – sounds like he’s got a lot on his plate! Fuller passed the duty of showrunner onto the duo of Berg and Harberts in a smooth fashion:
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) October 27, 2016
Here’s what CBS had to say in their official statement:
“We are extremely happy with the creative direction of Star Trek: Discovery and the strong foundation that Bryan Fuller has helped us create for the series. Due to Bryan’s other projects, he is no longer able to oversee the day-to-day of Star Trek, but he remains an executive producer, and will continue to map out the story arc for the entire season… Bryan is a brilliant creative talent and passionate Star Trek fan, who has helped us chart an exciting course for the series. We are all committed to seeing this vision through and look forward to premiering Star Trek: Discovery this coming May 2017.”