Bryan Fuller — showrunner of CBS All Access’ upcoming Star Trek reboot — really isn’t supposed to be discussing his plans for the series yet. But at this week’s Saturn Awards, he couldn’t help himself. “We’ve got the arc of the first season entirely written, or arced out,” he revealed to Collider, “and we’ve got the first six episodes entirely broken.”
The onetime Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Voyager writer went on to say that the series would be telling just one story over the course of Season 1’s 13 episodes, sets were going up in the next couple of weeks, and he’s begun meeting with actors. “There’s a few people that we like,” he admitted, “and we want to carry on what Star Trek does best, which is being progressive.
“So it’s fascinating,” he continued, “to look at all of these roles through a colorblind prism and a gender-blind prism.”
Though the show will not be subject to the strictures of network television, Fuller — perhaps wisely — didn’t sound too eager to push the envelope in terms of, say, nudity or swearing. “Star Trek’s not necessarily a universe where I want to hear a lot of profanity,” he said.
At that same event, the former Hannibal boss hinted to Moviefone that there was room in the series to bring on former characters — “eventually.”
The new Star Trek 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.
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