Bryan Fuller Opens Up About Star Trek: Discovery Exit

A few weeks ago, it was announced that Bryan Fuller would no longer be steering the ship of Star Trek: Discovery, instead focusing on his other projects at hand and leaving Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts to co-showrun the series. Now, speaking with Newsweek, Fuller opened up about his departure, saying:

“Ultimately, with my responsibilities [elsewhere], I could not do what CBS needed to have done in the time they needed it done for Star Trek,” Fuller said. “It felt like it was best for me to focus on landing the plane with American Gods and making sure that was delivered in as elegant and sophisticated a fashion as I could possibly do.”

Fuller further clarified that he has no involvement in the series moving forward.

“I’m not involved in production, or postproduction, so I can only give them the material I’ve given them and hope that it is helpful for them. I’m curious to see what they do with it.”

Previously scheduled for January 2017, the new Star Trek series was already delayed until next May to accommodate additional development. Only three members of the series’ cast have been announced including Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou, with Doug Jones as Lt. Saru, a Starfleet Science Officer and a new alien species to the Star Trek universe, and Anthony Rapp as Lt. Stamets, an astromycologist, fungus expert, and Starfleet Science Officer. Production on Star Trek: Discovery is set to take place in Toronto.