‘Hannibal,’ ‘Pushing Daisies’ alum Bryan Fuller to serve as showrunner for ‘Star Trek’ revival

Basically, we’re now officially in on the upcoming “Star Trek” series being developed for CBS All Access.

Today, it was confirmed that Alex Kurtzman and “Hannibal” / “Pushing Daisies” alum Bryan Fuller will be the co-creators on the project, with Fuller serving as showrunner. We cannot really contain are excitement of this, given that he is a “Trek” veteran with writing credits to his name on both “Voyager” and “Deep Space Nine.” Also, he may be one of the most visually inventive executive producers working today. Fuller could help to restore the grandeur of space and the sense of wonder that we first had so many years ago when the franchise started to revolutionize television; now, he could be doing it for a streaming platform that is still trying to find its place for original programming beyond the “Big Brother” live feeds.

In a statement, Fuller had the following to say:

“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 … 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 premiere of the new “Star Trek” is anticipated to air on CBS at some point in 2017, with subsequent episodes coming via the All Access platform. This is an inventive idea, and while we still have to wait and see precisely how this series will work, there is every reason in the world to be excited.

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