Bryan Fuller Steps Down as Showrunner of Star Trek: Discovery

In a disheartening (but perhaps not surprising) turn of events, it would seem that Bryan Fuller will no longer be the showrunner of Star Trek: Discovery.

The good news is that STD executive producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts are stepping into Fuller’s role as showrunners. The duo worked with Fuller on Pushing Daisies, and they’ve been on the project from the start. Fuller has already written two scripts for the show and outlined the arc and mythos of the first season–he announced his happiness with Harberts and Berg’s promotions via Twitter:

Bryan Fuller tweet

CBS is intent on keeping Fuller around the project, but quickly realized that he already had too much on his plate–between his Amazing Stories reboot and American Gods–to handle the day-to-day production of Trek. Keen on keeping their May airing date, they jointly decided that it was best for Fuller to step down as showrunner. He will remain executive producer, and stay involved in the development of the show’s storyline.

Sources claim that most roles in show have already been cast, but the lead character is proving to hard find. Once she has been discovered (see what I did there?), we can likely expect a cast announcement.

[Via Variety]

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