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In what might be some of the most welcome news of the year, CBS has announced the geek god Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, American Gods) will be the co-creator, executive producer, and showrunner of the network’s upcoming Star Trek series.
Fuller, who will be working with Trek-alum Alex Kurtzman on the project, got his start in television writing for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, before moving onto Star Trek: Voyager, where he eventually became a co-executive producer. The new Star Trek series, which will be launched on CBS and then move to the network’s streaming site, is still without a cast or premiere date. But the news that someone with such amazing vision as Fuller will be involved in every step of the process should be a great balm for fans of the series.
Personally, as someone who grew up watching the various incarnations of Star Trek and is also an unabashed fan of Fuller’s, this announcement gives me a great deal of hope. Fuller’s calling card has become complex and layered characters shown amid a brilliant pallet of colors and settings (Hannibal was one of the most visually stunning shows to ever air). Given how his aesthetic has changed and grown since his time working on Trek, I can’t help but think this will be a really wonderful marriage between the pair.