We already knew Bryan Fuller had exited his role as showrunner on “Star Trek: Discovery,” but there was hope he would still have input as a writer and executive producer — until now.
“I’m not involved in production, or post-production, so I can only give them the material I’ve given them and hope that it is helpful for them,” Fuller told Newsweek. “I’m curious to see what they do with it.”
Fuller left his post as showrunner back in October, with executive producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts taking his place.
“Ultimately, with my responsibilities [elsewhere], I could not do what CBS needed to have done in the time they needed it done for ‘Star Trek,'” he said. “It felt like it was best for me to focus on landing the plane with ‘American Gods’ and making sure that was delivered in as elegant and sophisticated a fashion as I could possibly do.”
The new “Star Trek” series is due to start filming soon in Toronto, Canada, and will premiere in May on CBS’ streaming platform, CBS All Access. It was originally scheduled to debut in January.
As originally planned, the premiere episode of “Discovery” will air on CBS, with all subsequent episodes available in the U.S. exclusively on CBS All Access. Each episode of the series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere, presented on Netflix in 188 countries and through Bell Media platforms in Canada.
“Star Trek: Discovery” is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Kurtzman, Fuller, Berg, Harberts, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers.