Still boldly go­ing

Showrun­ner Bryan Fuller on his new se­ries of Star Trek…

SFX - - Red Alert - Star Trek pre­mieres on CBS All Ac­cess in Jan­uary 2017.

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.

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