Is there now a reason to be concerned about the upcoming CBS All Access version of “Star Trek“? While we wouldn’t go that far, we cannot say in any universe that the following news has us particularly excited: We’re going to be losing Bryan Fuller as a showrunner.
Per a report from Variety, the “Pushing Daisies” and “Hannibal” creator, who is in our mind one of the biggest visionaries working in television today, is stepping aside over what appears to be an incredibly busy schedule. He has been working as of late on the first season of “American Gods” for Starz, while at the same time also prepping a reboot of “Amazing Stories” for NBC. He will remain an executive producer on the project, with Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts stepping into the showrunner roles. Given that they worked with Fuller before on “Pushing Daisies,” we’re at least fairly confident that they will keep much of his vision intact.
While we do think that this show has the potential to be an amazing entry in the franchise, we’re still concerned about several things. For one, we still don’t know the entire cast for the show, and we’re also looking at a show that has experienced one delay already. It’s been a creative struggle to even get it to this point, and with it premiering on CBS All Access next year, there’s not even much of a guarantee there that it will prove itself to be the hit many people want or hope for it to be.
We’re always going to be rooting for Fuller, and it’s for that reason that we hope that this show does stick to some of his vision while getting itself together in order for it to premiere in the spring.
If you missed it from earlier in the summer, you can see the first teaser promo for “Star Trek: Discovery” over at the link here. (Photo: CBS.)