‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Will Voyage Without Bryan Fuller As Showrunner

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Star Trek: Discovery will have to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations and boldly go where no one has gone before without Bryan Fuller at the showrunner helm. (Yes, he seemed ideal for that sort of thing and we’ll bummed out about it too.)

Variety reports that the Hannibal maestro will be stepping away from showrunner duties for the upcoming CBS: All Access project, although it appears he will still be in an exec producer position for the series. An incredibly busy schedule that includes tackling the likes of American Gods and NBC’s Amazing Stories reboot is said to be the main culprit in Fuller’s exit and the trade publication notes that there had been a bit of strain between Fuller and CBS Television Studios over the pace of progress according to their sources.

Fuller’s fingerprints on the project, currently slated for a May 2017 debut, will likely still be quite visible on this Star Trek offering. The former DS9 and Voyager scribe knocked out the first two scripts and crafted the arc and mythology the series would be going in. The new showrunners tapped to take the reins are exec producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts, a pair that have Revenge, Reign and Pushing Daisies (a Fuller joint) on their writing résumés.

How does this freshly announced Fuller reduction shape your view of what’s to come with Star Trek: Discovery? Is this a devastating loss for the show or is there nothing to fret about? Knock back a Romulan ale and weigh in with your take in the comments.

(Via Variety)