With Bryan Fuller at the helm and teases of actresses such as Angela Bassett and Rosario Dawson being dream cast options, it seemed like things couldn’t get any better for fans excited about CBS’ television re-entry into the Star Trek universe.
That was until yesterday, when The Hollywood Reporter shared that Rod Roddenberry, son of Star Trek’s original captain and creator Gene Roddenberry, is going to serve as an executive producer on the series.
Roddenberry will be joined by the COO of Roddenberry Entertainment, Trevor Roth, as a major player in the revival of one of science fiction’s greatest and most beloved adventures in space.
On his involvement with the series, Roddenberry said in a statement, “While I will always be humbled by its legacy and the legions of fans who are its guardians, it’s a genuine honor to be joining a team of imaginative and incredibly capable individuals whose endeavor it is to uphold the tenets of Star Trek’s legacy while bringing it to audiences in a new era and on a contemporary platform.”
Both Trevor and Roddenberry join Fuller, Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin as EPs. The series is slated to stream exclusively through CBS’ All Access digital VOD service after premiering on CBS in early 2017.