Bryan Fuller is boldly going where he has gone before. The writer-producer has been named the co-creator and showrunner of CBS' newStar Trek series alongside Alex Kurtzman, the network announced Tuesday.
Fuller began his career on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, writing 22 episodes for the beloved franchise. He then went on to create cults hits such as Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies and Hannibal. Fuller will have to juggle his Star Trek duties with Starz's upcoming television adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods, on which Fuller also serves as showrunner.
"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. Before seeing a frame of the television series, the Star Trek universe lit my imagination on fire," Fuller said. "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."
The new Star Trek series will launch with a special preview in early 2017 on CBS. The premiere and all future episodes will then exclusively be available on CBS All Access, the network's streaming service. Star Trek marks the first original programming for CBS All Access.