In a new interview Bryan Fuller reveals that he is no longer involved with Star Trek: Discovery.
This should have been a good week for Star Trek: Discovery and CBS with the first cast announcements for the new series hitting, but today more bad news broke. In an interview with Newsweek Bryan Fuller says that he is no longer involved with Star Trek: Discovery.
"“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,” Fuller 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.”"
It appears Fuller will still keep his executive producer credit, but he is no longer involved in pre or post production of the series in anyway. Fuller did say that if CBS needed him for season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery that they “had his number.”
It certianly makes sense that Fuller wouldn’t be able to do American Gods, Hannibal, and Star Trek: Discovery at the same time. The fact that Discovery’s premiere was pushed back from January to May also lends credence to this.
The problem is that Star Trek: Discovery was the vision of Bryan Fuller and he had really earned the love and respect of Trekkies. Now CBS, who has shown that they don’t really understand Star Trek at all, is at the con.
Could creative differences also have played a role? Bryan Fuller once said “Star Trek’s not necessarily a universe where I want to hear a lot of profanity…” and now you have CBS executives saying that Star Trek: Discovery may be R rated. We may never know the full story here.
No matter your feelings on Fuller, it sure feels like Star Trek: Discovery is adrift in space before it ever leaves spacedock.
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