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Photo credit: Helga Esteb /

For those of you who are excited about the new ‘Star Trek’ series, good news is on the way.

Matt Golberg of Collider caught up with Bryan Fuller on the red carpet of the Saturn Awards, and got us up to speed on the new series that will be streaming on CBS All Access. Bryan Fuller is a man who knows ‘Star Trek’ universe, which is best evidenced by his writing credits on both ‘Star Trek: Deep Space 9’ and ‘Star Trek: Voyager’, and has proven to create shows people really love, such as ‘Hannibal’ and ‘Pushing Daisies’.

So what do we need to know about the new series?

Firstly, apparently they are looking “a lot of race cars as inspiration for our starships“, which already shows that this is going to be a interesting new direction.

The series will also be different not only will it be streaming only, but will only be 13 episodes, a format Fuller is clearly comfortable with as seen on his stints with ‘Hannibal’. “We’ve got the arc of the first season entirely written, or arced out,” Fuller stated, “and we’ve got the first six episodes entirely broken.” Unlike previous ‘Star Trek’s, this will be one over-arching story, rather than the usual episodic feel of the previous series, ‘Deep Space 9’ somewhat excluded.

They have picked out sets, are working on choosing directors, with the cult sci-fi director Vicenzo Natali (‘The Cube’) being one. Casting, however, is only in the beginning stages. Still, it’s nice to see the that ‘Star Trek’ is plugging away!

As for progressiveness, Fuller made mention to continue the tradition ‘Star Trek’ established but did not go into what that might mean. In the past, he’s said he’s wanted Angela Bassett as the captain, but he does not elaborate on those thoughts here, though he does seem to hint there would be an LGBT character.

Another exciting thing to expect is that the new series is not subject to broadcast standards, which means the series may be a bit racier than we are used to. However, Fuller said that would probably affect them “graphically, but Star Trek’s not necessarily a universe where I want to hear a lot of profanity, either.”

This is all exciting news, and fans are getting pumped. Though, this must be bittersweet news for those who fear that with the show being on CBS All Access, and Bryan Fuller’s history of having excellent shows that will be cancelled, that it might not succeed at all.

But with every detail we hear, it sounds like those fears are abating.

Source: Collider