Still boldly going
Showrunner Bryan Fuller on his new series of Star Trek…
Few science fiction events are as anticipated as Bryan Fuller’s Star Trek. The first iteration since Enterprise set in the franchise’s original “Prime” universe, the show will cap Trek’s 50th anniversary year, debuting on the CBS All Access website in January 2017. Its creator tells Red Alert he’s looking forward to taking Star Trek once more where no one has gone before…
“The thing that’s exciting,” says Fuller at this year’s Saturn Awards in Burbank, “is carrying on the progressive tradition of Star Trek. What we have to do is tell stories in a different way, a modern way. That’s a big indicator of where we’re going in terms of style and storytelling.”
Fuller adds that the show’s online format, a first for Trek, will enable him to carry out his mission: “We’re not subject to Broadcast Standards and Practices, so CBS All Access told us they’d like content that’s adult-oriented. We don’t want to do a show that doesn’t feel like Star Trek, but there are certain liberties we’ll be able to take advantage of.”
Although some fans have asked that nathan Fillion play Trek’s next captain, when we ask Fuller about it, he suggests the casting will be as unorthodox as the show itself. “Since Star Trek has had the most ethnically and culturally diverse cast from the get-go, we want to continue that tradition,” he teases.
Bryan Fuller at this year’s 42nd annual Saturn Awards.