Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies, Hannibal.
What do these shows have in common? They’re brilliant, creative, high-concept, and all created by the same man: Bryan Fuller.
He’s one of the greatest small-screen visionaries of our time, who’s had the unfortunate luck of attracting low ratings for his critically acclaimed shows, and someone whose work I consistently look forward to and admire.
It’s why I trust him, perhaps more than anyone else, to helm the Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods, which is in pre-production right now.
Fuller isn’t a stranger to the Star Trek universe – his first writing credits were on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star: Trek Voyager, where he ultimately earned 22 writing credits.
He’s long championed the return of the series and told Entertainment Weekly that it’s “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.”
While there are no story details available yet, Fuller has mentioned in the past that he’d like to bring back the brighter colors of The Original Series, “because somehow, it got cold over the years.”
He also tossed out the idea of setting the show on the U.S.S. Reliant, rather than the Enterprise.
That right there is exactly why I admire Fuller so much, and am already on board with him leading this series. He’s a bold figure, with grand and inclusive and diverse ideas, and perfect to run a show like Star Trek. He knows how to go dark (Hannibal), but he’s just as good with lighter shows (Pushing Daisies).
Star Trek is all about the future, exploring new frontiers, and that’s something that Fuller’s done with all of his shows in the past. He consistently pushes boundaries and challenges ideas.
I’m already in a tizzy imagining what his take on this series will entail and who the cast will be (he’s already thrown out names like Angela Basset and Rosario Dawson).
The new series will premiere on CBS in 2017 before moving completely to CBS’ streaming services, All Access.
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