CBS ‘Star Trek’ Adds ‘Next Generation,’ ‘DS9’ and ‘Voyager’ Vet to Writing Staff
Bryan Fuller’s upcoming CBS All-Access Star Trek series has kept coy on tangible details like setting or cast, but quietly staffed its writers with some serious heavy-hitters. Following a fan-favorite Voyager novel alum, franchise vet Joe Menosky and Heroes writer Aron Coleite will next boldly go to the new series.
A Phoenix Comicon appearance from writer Larry Nemecek confirmed the news (Via TrekMovie), placing Menosky and Coleite in the company of Trek vets Nicholas Meyer and Kirsten Beyer. Menosky has penned 56 Star Trek episodes between The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager, standouts including TNG’s “Darmok” and “Time’s Arrow.”
Shooting in Toronto this fall, the new Star Trek was said to return to the timeline previously rebooted by J.J. Abrams’ film series, sometime between Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country and The Next Generation TV series. The first season might also end up “heavily serialized” with a new, non-Enterprise ship, though other reports suggest the series overall could operate as an anthology, changing time, setting and focus from season to season.
Bryan Fuller will headline the new streaming iteration of Star Trek as co-creator and executive producer, while Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer has also joined alongside Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod. So reads the initial synopsis for the series, which debuts on CBS in January 2017 before moving to All-Access:
The brand-new “Star Trek” will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.
Fellow producer Alex Kurtzman wrote both the 2009 Star Trek reboot and its 2013 sequel with frequent partner Roberto Orci, though Orci has no involvement in the new TV series.
Additional details will likely emerge soon, but what should we expect from the new streaming Star Trek?
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