“I’m not involved in production, or postproduction, so I can only give them the material I’ve given them and hope that it is helpful for them,” he told Newsweek. “I’m curious to see what they do with it.”
Fuller, who wrote the first two episodes and retains an executive producer credit, was forced to step down as showrunner because of scheduling conflicts with his work on Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods.” CBS agreed to delay the premiere of “Discovery” from January 2017 to May 2017, but then decided to move forward without Fuller.
“It is bittersweet,” said Fuller, began his television career with “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager.” “But it was just a situation that couldn’t be resolved otherwise … so I had to step away.”
Streaming on CBS All Access, the 13-episode first season will feature Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou, Doug Jones as Lt. Saru and Anthony Rapp as Lt. Stamets. The female lead has yet to be cast.
As CBR reported earlier today, construction of the sets for “Star Trek: Discovery” is expected to be finished within the month, with filming filming targeted to begin shortly thereafter.
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