Star Trek: Bryan Fuller to Captain New CBS Series as Co-Creator, Showrunner

CBS is boldly handing control of its new Star Trek series to the person best suited for the job: Bryan Fuller.

The acclaimed auteur, who launched his career writing for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, will serve as co-creator and showrunner of the Eye Net’s forthcoming reboot.

As previously announced, the new series will launch on CBS in early 2017, with all subsequent episodes then being available exclusively on CBS All Access, the network’s on demand and live streaming service.

“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,” said Fuller 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.”

“Bringing Star Trek back to television means returning it to its roots, and for years those roots flourished under Bryan’s devoted care,” said executive producer Alex Kurtzman. “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.”

Fuller’s non-Trek TV credits include Pushing Daisies and, most recently, Hannibal.