It’s been a while since we’ve had a Star Trek TV series. Sure, the movies are exciting, but the TV series have offered us a more in-depth story. From the 60s original to Next Generation and Voyager we’ve had something closer to Gene Roddenberry’s original idea. Finally, though, CBS‘s Star Trek Discovery will be coming to screens next year.
This new series will follow in the footsteps of the previous prequel, Enterprise, and explore the early days of the Federation. Although the series has an air date, we had some worrying news. CBS confirmed back in October that series producer, Bryan Fuller, would be taking a step back. According to CBS, this was because of scheduling issues.
However, in a recent interview with Newsweek, Fuller goes further in saying he has no involvement whatsoever with the series anymore. Fuller still retains an executive producing credit, though, since he created the story arc for the first season and penned the first couple of episodes.
Fuller had this to say (via IGN):
“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,” Fuller said. “I’m curious to see what they do with it.”
“Ultimately, with my responsibilities [elsewhere], I could not do what CBS needed to have done in the time they needed it done for Star Trek…”
Let’s hope this isn’t going to have a negative impact on the series. After all, the anticipation for a new Star Trek TV show has been mounting since its box office revival.
We’re still not sure who’ll be playing the main character, Lt. Commander known as Number One in Star Trek Discovery. We do, however, know that Michell Yeoh will be co-starring as Captain Georgiou, along with Doug Jones as Lt. Saru and Anthony Rapp as Lt. Stamets.