It seems like news to resurrect a new ‘Star Trek’ series is becoming a yearly occurrence. Last year writer/producer David Foster divulged his proposal for a new series for the franchise but hadn’t had a chance to pitch it to CBS. Now it looks like Bryan Fuller (‘Mockingbird Lane’, ‘Heroes’, ‘Star Trek Voyager’) and Brian Singer (‘X-Men’, ‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘Jack the Giant Killer’) want to have a try at it but they have one little obstacle… J.J. Abrams.
In an interview with EW, Fuller expressed his interest to reboot the TV franchise with Singer. “Bryan and I are big fans of Trek,“ he said, “and have discussed a take on what we would do, and we would love to do it.” Fuller should know a thing or two about the Trek universe as he has already written 2 episodes for ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ and was the executive story editor, writer and co-producer for ‘Star Trek: Voyager.’
However, Fuller did continue to say that he doesn’t see a series happening any time soon. “I don’t think anything is going to happen in any official capacity until after the next movie comes out,” he disclosed, “And I’m sure it would be wisely under J.J. Abrams’ purview of what happens. He’s the guardian of Trek right now.”
Well, at least we now know that no ‘Star Trek’ series will happen without Abram’s consent as he’s “the guardian of Trek.” Abrams is a fine director and producer but I’m a little concerned with the fact that he now controls the Trek universe. He has admitted before the 2009 ‘Star Trek’ reboot film premiered that he wasn’t a fan of the original series and really didn’t get it. I’m hoping that after the success of that film and with him directing the sequel, he has come to have a new appreciation for the franchise.
But I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Hopefully if ‘Star Trek 2’ does well, Paramount and Abrams will want to expand their profits and bring a new franchise series to the small screen. Would you watch a new ‘Star Trek’ series with Abrams, Fuller, and Singer on board?