It has been announced that Bryan Fuller is set to helm the upcoming TV revival of Star Trek.
The creator of such cult television favourites as Pushing Daisies and Hannibal has signed up to command and executive produce CBS’ newly envisioned continuation of Gene Roddenberry’s classic series, which is set to celebrate it’s 50th anniversary later this year.
The promotion of showrunner comes as something of a full-circle moment for Fuller, who got his first writing break scripting episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. Speaking of his new appointment, Fuller said:
“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. 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.”
The new series of Star Trek is set to launch in the US in early 2017.
Watch the trailer for the next movie in the rebooted Star Trek film franchise below.