Newswire: Bryan Fuller is stepping back from Star Trek: Discovery

Just a month before Star Trek: Discovery is set to embark on its maiden voyage and begin filming, its captain is stepping down from his spot at the show’s helm. Variety reports that executive producer Bryan Fuller has given up his role as the new series’ showrunner, handing the reins to existing producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts. The announcement comes not long after the series—which will debut on CBS, before moving to the network’s streaming platform, All Access—was bumped back from a January premiere to May of 2017.

Now, it sounds like Fuller’s overcrowded schedule might have been to blame. The former Hannibal producer is currently finishing up work on American Gods for Starz, and is also working on a reboot of Amazing Stories for NBC. Although he’s written two scripts for Discovery (alongside fellow producer Alex Kurtzman), and worked out its larger …

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