The following story may be a somewhat-difficult pill for some to swallow, given that it is for us as someone who considers Bryan Fuller to be one of our favorite showrunners working these days: He’s not going to be involved in “Star Trek: Discovery” moving forward, at least for the first season.
We already knew that the “Hannibal” and “Pushing Daisies” creator was not going to be the showrunner for the new series, given that Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts were named his replacements earlier this year due to the work schedule he had on “American Gods” and other projects. However, we got a reminder from him via Newsweek that he’s not the sort of showrunner who will be directly involved unless he is really involved with almost every aspect of it:
“I’m not involved in production, or postproduction, so I can only give them the material I’ve given them and hope that it is helpful for them … I’m curious to see what they do with it.”
Fuller made it clear that they “have his phone numbers” in the event that things change and he comes back for a potential second season, but it feels somewhat foolish to start thinking that he will be automatically back for that given his other commitments. For now, the only thing to do is hope that the new series, which is set to feature Michelle Yeoh and others, will prove to be worthy of the extensive amount of development time for the series. Right now, current projects have the show premiering in May.
Hopefully, Bryan will make his opinion on the new “Trek” clear once he gets a chance to watch it, given that he does remain one of the biggest fans of the franchise working, and his experience working on previous iterations should be valued greatly.
You can view a little more of the latest casting news regarding the series just by heading over to this link right away. (Photo: CBS.)