Word out of H’wood has producer Bryan Fuller leaving the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery from CBS.
Fuller will remain an executive producer for the series, but according to sources, Fuller and CBS Television Studios had a strained relationship over the “progress of production on the show.” Many will remember that Star Trek: Discovery already had a bump in release date from fall to late spring 2017. Many online sites are pointing to Fuller’s work on American Gods for Starz and Amazing Stories on NBC.
Currently, day-to-day showrunning has been turned over to executive producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts. Star Trek: Discover will initially debut on CBS in May 2017, with the remaining episodes appearing on the CBS All Access service.
The #StarTrekDiscovery tag on Twitter is filled with a number of upset fans, which is understandable. On the plus side, Fuller did write the first two episodes of the series, and has worked out the broader story arc for the entire first season, so his presence will still be felt on show. He just won’t be running the show on a day to day basis.