Variety reports that Bryan Fuller is the show runner for the new Star Trek series set to debut next year:
“Bringing ‘Star Trek’ back to television means returning it to its roots, and for years those roots flourished under Bryan’s devoted care,” said executive producer Alex Kurtzman. “His encyclopedic knowledge of ‘Trek’ canon is surpassed only by his love for Gene Roddenberry’s optimistic future, a vision that continues to guide us as we explore strange new worlds.”
The creative plan is for the series to introduce new characters and civilizations, existing outside of the mythology charted by previous series and the current movie franchises.
Great news all around. While I didn’t watch Fuller’s most recent series, Hannibal, his previous shows include several of my all-time favorites: Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, and Wonderfalls. He also cut his teeth on Deep Space Nine and Voyager, in case you need to assure yourself of his Trek bonafides, and he’s currently overseeing the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.
So basically it’s a great time to be Bryan Fuller and a great time to be a Trek fan.