Brian Fuller Becomes New Star Trek TV Series Showrunner

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Deep Space Nine and Voyager writer Bryan Fuller is set to become the man behind another Star Trek series installment, but this time Fuller is going to be the showrunner.

He'll be overlooking as the executive producer of the CBS show together with Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. CBS All Access, CBS's proprietary streaming service, already aired the show's pilot.

As we have reported last week, the show has become exclusive on the service. In fact, the new Star Trek series is the All Access' first exclusive show.

On Twitter, the new showrunner expressed his excitement by sharing a photo of him in a Star Trek outfit:

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He also shared his enthusiasm in a press release:

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
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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.

With Fuller's rich repertoire in sci-fi and fantasy shows including American Gods (based on Neil Gaiman's novel), Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies, Hannibal, Wonderfalls, and Heroes, fans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the show is in good hands.

The run of the new Star Trek TV series will go adjacent with the film series. The latest upcoming movie installment is Star Trek Beyond, which will be released this year before the new Star Trek TV series.