CBS’ new Star Trek series is boldly going forward. Variety reports Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer has joined the reboot series as a consulting producer and writer.
Meyer also directed Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
From Bryan Fuller, the new Star Trek series will be the first show developed for exclusive release on CBS’ new streaming service, CBS All Access. In addition to Meyer, Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin are also set to produce. The show is expected to premiere in 2017.
Fromm Fuller, in a press statement:
Nicholas Meyer chased Kirk and Khan ’round the Mutara Nebula and ’round Genesis’ flames, he saved the whales with the Enterprise and its crew, and waged war and peace between Klingons and the Federation. We are thrilled to announce that one of ‘Star Trek’s’ greatest storytellers will be boldly returning as Nicholas Meyer beams aboard the new ‘Trek’ writing staff.”
What do you think? Are you a Star Trek fan? Would you watch the new CBS series? Who would you like to see star in the reboot?
Will he also direct one of the episodes?