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STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Bryan Fuller Dials Back Involvement On CBS Series

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Bryan Fuller Steps Down As Showrunner Of Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Bryan Fuller reduces his involvement with the newest installment of the long-lasting science fiction franchise from CBS.

Fuller’s involvement with other such high-profile projects as American Gods and Amazing Stories has forced the director to scale back his duties on the CBS program. To that end, he will still serve as executive producer on the series:

UPDATE: Fuller chimed in on Twitter with an update that suggests Berg and Harberts will both be sharing the Captain’s chair:

Previously scheduled for January 2017, the new Star Trek series was already delayed until next May to accommodate additional development. According to today’s trade report, much of the show’s casting has already taken place in secret. However, the show’s lead role, a female Lieutenant Commander, has still not been cast. Expect that to change very soon, as production on Star Trek: Discovery is aimed to begin next month in Toronto.

Also of interest is the trade’s note that the series has been budgeted at roughly $6-7 million an episode. That’s higher than the budget of Star Trek: Enterprise and roughly on par with HBO‘s Game of Thrones.

Following its May 2017 premiere on the CBS Television Network, all episodes of Star Trek: Discovery will be available in the U.S. exclusively on CBS All Access.

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