A couple of weeks ago, The Official Star Trek website let us know who would be co-creating the new Star Trek series alongside Alex Kurtzman.
Bryan is a Trek veteran, having launched his career writing episodes of both Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.
Bryan has been attempting to convince CBS to let him have a go at a new Trek show for years – and finally, his persistence (and enthusiasm) has paid off!
The sixth live action Star Trek television series will follow in the footsteps of the original Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise – we just don’t know where in Trek’s timeline the new series will take place, or whether or not it will even be in the same prime reality as those shows, or the alternate reality launched in 2009 with J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek film.
When you give a bit of thought to this announcement, you can’t help but think it’s an interesting mix. Bryan’s history is in the prime universe, and Alex’s is in the alternate universe, so can we risk a guess as to which reality this new live series will take place in? Chances are, this mix is the answer we’ve been looking for.
One of the predominate rumours floating around the internet is that the sixth live series will be an alternate universe version of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Bryan Fuller definitely understands that time period, having worked on two shows that took place in the 24th Century.
Could bringing Bryan on board mean there’s some merit to that rumour?
I held off on reporting Bryan’s addition to the creative team in the hopes more information on the series would be forthcoming – but it wasn’t, so it looks like CBS will continue drip-feeding us bits and pieces as they see fit.
No matter what, this is a positive move on the part of the production. Brian’s list of creative credits is impressive, and he has been behind some of the more exciting TV offerings that have shown up on our screens in recent years.
To read the official announcement from CBS click here.
The best thing about this announcement is that Bryan is a fan. I feel like his involvement guarantees the material will be treated with the respect we all feel it deserves.