Bryan Fuller discusses rumors about CBS‘s planned Star Trek series. The Hannibal and American Gods producer weighed in on recent reports claiming to reveal details about the upcoming science fiction program.
Asked about the rumors swirling around the show at the Saturn Awards, Fuller said he found it “funny” that people are claiming it’s set sometime between Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and Star Trek: The Next Generation and that it’s an anthology series when in fact neither claim is true. He conceded that there were elements of truth in some of the rumors – without specifying which, of course – but dismissed the vast majority as false:
Many of the recent Star Trek rumors originated in a story at Birth.Movies.Death published back in April. While some, like the show’s time period, now appear to be in question, Fuller’s comments do suggest that there is some also some truth to be found in that report. One of the Star Trek rumors that Fuller does confirm is that the new series will tell a singular story across its first season.
“One of the things that is exciting for me is that we are telling a ‘Star Trek’ story in a modern way,” he explains. “We’re telling a 13-chapter story in this first season. It’s nice to be able to dig deep into things that would have been breezed passed if we were doing episodic and had to contain a story to an episode.”
Fuller also says that we’ll see multiple crews in that storyline and that we’ll “eventually” see some familiar Star Trek characters. Initial casting, however, will aim for diversity.
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