According to Variety, something awful has happened. Bryan Fuller will no longer be showrunner for Star Trek: Discovery. Despite being the perfect guy for the job and saying everything we want to hear regarding its development, he’s off to take care of American Gods and NBC’s Amazing Stories, two shows that probably lack the juice to save the world.
But there’s always room for things to get worse. Akiva Goldsman (look him up) is expected to step up in a “top creative role”. So the show you were super looking forward to is now somewhat in the hands of that grandma you have who forces you to eat black licorice and also wrote some of the worst movies ever. Which is a huge step down from your cool uncle who introduces you to Lou Reed and made Hannibal.
I’m being overly catty because I’m super bummed out. In truth, Fuller has already put a ton of work into the show. The first few scripts will have his fingerprints all over them. He’s already laid out the mythology, and they claim they will follow his vision, which seems like little more than trade talk, but I’ll take what I can get.
Showrunning duties will now fall to executive producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts who are close to Fuller and his ideas for the show. So there's that.
Nevertheless, this is a huge blow. Whatever Star Trek: Discovery was going to be, it will be something different now. Maybe something that is still okay, but I can’t help but fear for the worst. We need a for real Star Trek right now, and I am still hoping this is it. I’m just less optimistic about it than I was earlier today.
What do you guys think? Is there any kind of bright side that can be taken from this, or is it just all bad? Sound off in the comments.