‘Star Trek’ To Return To Our Silver Screens In 2017 | TV News
Bryan Fuller seems to be busier than ever as news came in yesterday that he will develop not only American Gods for Starz but he will also captain a Star Trek series for CBS which is set to take off in January 2017.
This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the beloved series which first debuted in 1966 and has become one of the greatest sci-fi franchises since. It seems only fitting that the duo behind the new take has already been actively involved in the TV series as Fuller’s first writing duties include Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1997) and Star Trek Voyager (1995-2001).
“Bringing Star Trek back to television means returning it to its roots, and for years those roots flourished under Bryan’s devoted care,” said 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“. So far details regarding plot or setting have been kept under wraps but according to the studio statement the creative team plans to reinvent rather than reboot the series, introducing ‘new characters and civilizations’.
This would set the TV series apart from the latest film adaptations which aimed to bring well known characters with cameos from the original cast.