With Star Trek: Discovery headed to CBS All Access next year, it seems as if showrunner Bryan Fuller won’t be quite as involved as fans were hoping.
Variety is reporting that Fuller is “stepping back” from his role as showrunner due to his commitments to STARZ’s American Gods and NBC’s Amazing Stories. He will still be involved as an executive producer for the show, and it’s still very much all systems go for Discovery.
Judging from the below tweet from Fuller, it seems that executive producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Barberts will be steering the ship from here on out:
In an additional update on Star Trek: Discovery, it’s believed that most of the show’s casting has actually already taken place… just that it’s all being kept hush-hush at this stage. One role that hasn’t been cast, though, is the lead role of the ship’s female Lieutenant Commander.
The current plan is to start production on Star Trek: Discovery in Toronto next month, with a $6 - $7 million budget in place for each episode. That marks the budget as more than Star Trek: Enterprise, with this figure roughly the same as what HBO dish out for each episode of Game of Thrones.
Star Trek: Discovery should be with us by May 2017, having a home at CBS All Access in the US and on Netflix in most other countries, including the UK.SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG
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