“Hannibal” Creator Ventures Into Final Frontier
Bryan Fuller, is about to boldly go where no one has gone before.
The creator of NBC’s now cancelled Hannibal is to become co-creator and showrunner of CBS’ new Star Trek series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’ll work alongside co exec producer and showrunner Alex Kurtzman.
The series will premier on the network in January 2017 before moving over to the digital and VOD platforms. The new venture into the Final Frontier marks the first time that a series has been produced specifically for CBS All Access.
Fuller is certainly no stranger to the Gene Roddenberry’s iconic universe. He worked on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, and wrote 22 episodes between both shows.
In a press statement, Fuller recalls his first encounter with Star Trek, which occurred when his older brother flew a model D7 Class Klingon Battle Cruiser through their house. That incident alone captured Fuller’s before he even watched the television show. He says it’s a “dream come true” to be creating the new series alongside Kurtzman.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter