CBS’s ‘Star Trek’ Revival Beams Up Bryan Fuller as Showrunner

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CBS’s ‘Star Trek’ Revival Beams Up Bryan Fuller as Showrunner

Bryan Fuller, who began his career writing for “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager,” will serve as showrunner and co-creator of CBS’s television revival of the franchise.

He’ll work alongside Alex Kurtzman on the series, which is set to premiere in early 2017 on the network’s digital platform CBS All Access.

“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 in a statement. “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.”

Fuller, whose credits also include “Dead Like Me,” “Pushing Daisies” and, most recently, “Hannibal” will soon be juggling a lot of plates. In addition to his “Star Trek” duties, he’s co-showrunner of Starz’s “American Gods” and developing a revival of “Amazing Stories” for NBC.

The new “Star Trek” series will be the seventh in the franchise, and the first since the cancellation of “Star Trek: Enterprise” in 2005.