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Star Trek: Discovery Timeline Possibly Revealed

The timeline that the new CBS digital series, Star Trek: Discovery, takes place may have become known.

Showrunner Byan Fuller offered a tease to AICN by stating a hint is in the number of Star Trek: Discovery‘s ship, which is NCC-1031.

Trekkers should note the ship’s number precedes that of the original Star Trek TV series’ Enterprise of NCC-1701.

The site is confident in stating that Star Trek: Discovery takes place previous to William Shatner and Leonarod Nimoy’s voyages from the 1966 Star Trek TV series.

Fuller also teased Star Trek: Discovery may connect to the black-ops Section 31 organization, which was featured in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Trek Into Darkness as the ship in Discovery features “31.” Section 31 operates outside normal Starfleet ethical protocols and deals with external threats in whatever manner it sees fit.

“There are aspects of our first season that, depending on how well versed you are in that mythology, you could either read into it a connection,” teased Fuller, “or not.”

It’s further said Bryan Fuller will reveal further [“spoiler”] details about Star Trek: Discovery on August 10th.

Star Trek: Discovery will debut on CBS in January 2017 prior to airing on CBS All Access.

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Star Trek: Discovery TV Series Revealed At Comic-Con

Comic-Con saw Bryan Fuller reveal the title and a teaser for the new Star Trek: Discovery CBS digital TV series.

Not much info was given, but the series is set in continuity with the original Star Trek TV series and thought to precede Star Trek: The Next Generation at some point (possibly around Search for Spock).

Bryan Fuller did reveal they aren’t going the episodic route with Star Trek: Discovery (which saw William Shatner question), and that they are telling stories like a novel, with each season a chapter. Basically what that means is you need to watch all the episodes to get the entire story, which Shatner pointed out; however, Fuller countered by stating all the episodes will be right at your fingertips on digital.

Star Trek: Discovery will debut on CBS in January 2017 prior to airing on CBS All Access.

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Gene Roddenberry’s Son Joins Star Trek TV Series

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ROD RODDENBERRY AND TREVOR ROTH JOIN THE NEW “STAR TREK” TELEVISION SERIES AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

The CBS Television Studios-Produced Series Will Be Distributed in the U.S. on CBS All Access

 

Roddenberry Entertainment President Rod Roddenberry, son of the late “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, and COO Trevor Roth, join the new “Star Trek” television series as executive producers, joining Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Bryan Fuller, who was previously announced as the new series showrunner.

“Gene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy, left a finely feathered nest for all who love ‘Star Trek’ to enjoy,” said Bryan Fuller, Executive Producer. “And it is only fitting that Rod Roddenberry and Roddenberry Entertainment join our new Trek adventure to ensure that his father’s legacy of hope for the future and infinite diversity in infinite combinations runs through our tales as Gene Roddenberry intended.”

“Moral dilemmas, human issues, complex characters and a genuine sense of optimism: These are the cornerstones of Star Trek and are what have made it such an influential and beloved franchise for the last 50 years,” said Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, Executive Producer of the series and President of Roddenberry Entertainment. “While I will always be humbled by its legacy and the legions of fans who are its guardians, it’s a genuine honor to be joining a team of imaginative and incredibly capable individuals whose endeavor it is to uphold the tenets of Star Trek’s legacy while bringing it to audiences in a new era and on a contemporary platform.”

The new series will launch with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network in early 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. The new “Star Trek” series marks the first original series developed for CBS All Access.

The next chapter in the “Star Trek” franchise will also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek,” one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. The original “Star Trek” spawned a dozen feature films and five successful television series. Half a century later, the “Star Trek” television series are licensed on a variety of different platforms in more than 190 countries, and the franchise still generates more than 1 billion social media impressions every month.

Roddenberry Entertainment, the production company Gene Roddenberry created in 1967 will also co-produce the new “Star Trek” television series alongside CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout and Living Dead Guy Productions.

CBS All Access is the CBS Television Network’s digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. CBS All Access gives CBS fans the ability to watch more than 7,500 episodes on demand – spanning current shows from primetime, daytime and late night, as well as past seasons of select series and classic TV hits, including every episode of all previous STAR TREK television series. CBS All Access is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox 360 and Fire TV. To sign up, visit http://www.cbs.com/allaccess.

CBS Television Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of primetime programming for broadcast, basic and premium cable. The studio’s roster of programs includes the phenomenally successful NCIS and CSI franchises; the critically acclaimed series THE GOOD WIFE, MADAM SECRETARY, JANE THE VIRGIN and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND; the hit crime dramas ELEMENTARY, BLUE BLOODS and HAWAII FIVE-0; the summer event series ZOO and the upcoming new dramas BRAINDEAD and AMERICAN GOTHIC; the Emmy Award-nominated daytime talk show THE TALK; and the new late night talk shows THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN; and the highly anticipated new “Star Trek” series for CBS All Access.

“Star Trek” will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers.

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Wrath of Khan’s Nicholas Meyer Joins New Star Trek Series

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Showrunner Bryan Fuller has announced Nicholas Meyer, known for directing and writing Wrath Of Khan and Undiscovered Country, has joined the writing staff of the new Star Trek series.

“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,” Fuller said in a press release.

The new Star Trek series will launch first on CBS in early 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. 

Meyer also wrote the screenplay for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

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Bryan Fuller Serving As Showrunner on New Star Trek TV Series

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BRYAN FULLER SET AS CO-CREATOR AND SHOWRUNNER OF THE NEW “STAR TREK” TELEVISION SERIES ALONGSIDE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ALEX KURTZMAN

Writer-Producer Boldly Returns to the Franchise That Launched His Career In the CBS Television Studios-Produced Series Which Will be Distributed in the U.S. on CBS All Access

 

Bryan Fuller, who launched his career writing for “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager,” will return to the television franchise as co-creator and executive producer of the new CBS “Star Trek” series.

As previously announced, the new series, produced by CBS Television Studios, will launch with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network in early 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service. The new “Star Trek” series marks the first original series developed for CBS All Access.

The next chapter of the “Star Trek” franchise will also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International.

“My very first experience of ‘Star Trek’ is my oldest brother turning off all the lights in the house and flying his model of a D7 Class Klingon Battle Cruiser through the darkened halls. Before seeing a frame of the television series, the ‘Star Trek’ universe lit my imagination on fire,” said executive producer Bryan Fuller. “It is without exaggeration a dream come true to be crafting a brand-new iteration of ‘Star Trek’ with fellow franchise alum Alex Kurtzman and boldly going where no ‘Star Trek’ series has gone before.”

“Bringing ‘Star Trek’ back to television means returning it to its roots, and for years those roots flourished under Bryan’s devoted care,” said executive producer Alex Kurtzman. “His encyclopedic knowledge of ‘Trek’ canon is surpassed only by his love for Gene Roddenberry’s optimistic future, a vision that continues to guide us as we explore strange new worlds.”

“For the past 50 years, ‘Star Trek’ has been a groundbreaking franchise that not only changed the landscape of television, but made a significant impact on pop culture,” said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. “When we began discussions about the series returning to television, we immediately knew that Bryan Fuller would be the ideal person to work alongside Alex Kurtzman to create a fresh and authentic take on this classic and timeless series. Bryan is not only an extremely gifted writer, but a genuine fan of ‘Star Trek.’ Having someone at the helm with his gravitas who also understands and appreciates the significance of the franchise and the worldwide fan base was essential to us.”

Recently, Fuller served as executive producer and writer on NBC’s “Hannibal,” based on the characters from the book Red Dragon by Thomas Harris. He got his start writing “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” followed by “Star Trek: Voyager,” where he worked his way from freelance writer to staff writer to co-producer. Fuller went on to create the critically acclaimed series “Dead Like Me” and “Wonderfalls.” Also, he served as writer and co-executive producer on the first season of “Heroes,” before leaving to create the Emmy Award-winning “Pushing Daisies.” Fuller is currently executive producing along with partner Michael Green an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods for the STARZ network.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek,” one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. The original “Star Trek,” created by Gene Roddenberry, spawned a dozen feature films and five successful television series. Half a century later, the “Star Trek” television series are licensed on a variety of different platforms in more than 190 countries, and the franchise still generates more than 1 billion social media impressions every month.

“Star Trek” will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout. Kurtzman, Fuller and Heather Kadin will serve as executive producers.

CBS All Access is the CBS Television Network’s digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. CBS All Access gives CBS fans the ability to watch more than 7,500 episodes on demand – spanning current shows from primetime, daytime and late night, as well as past seasons of select series and classic TV hits, including every episode of all previous STAR TREK television series. CBS All Access is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox 360 and Fire TV. To sign up, visit http://www.cbs.com/allaccess.

CBS Television Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of primetime programming for broadcast, basic and premium cable. The studio’s roster of programs includes the phenomenally successful NCIS and CSI franchises; the critically acclaimed series THE GOOD WIFE, MADAM SECRETARY, JANE THE VIRGIN and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND; the hit crime dramas ELEMENTARY, BLUE BLOODS and HAWAII FIVE-0; the summer event series ZOO and the upcoming new dramas BRAINDEAD and AMERICAN GOTHIC; the Emmy Award-nominated daytime talk show THE TALK; and the new late night talk shows THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN; and the highly anticipated new “Star Trek” series for CBS All Access.

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Watch: Hannibal Comic-Con Trailer; Movie A Possibility

Check out a Comic-Con trailer above for Hannibal, which takes an extended look at the story of the Red Dragon, Will Graham’s new nemesis that airs Thursdays at 10/9c.

NBC recently let it be known they are not renewing the series, and the latest regarding the future of Hannibal is that Amazon and Netflix have passed on picking it up, but now the show’s creators have hinted a Hannibal movie is a possibility.

“I think this finale wraps up the television series in a really good way and also is a platform for a launch in a new version of telling the story,” producer Bryan Fuller told Entertainment Weekly Lounge at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday.

Regarding why Netflix passed on it, it’s because Hannibal streams over at Amazon; as for why Hannibal didn’t get picked up at Amazon, Fuller stated it’s because Amazon wanted the series right away.

“Netflix couldn’t do it because of the Amazon streaming,” Fuller explained at the SDCC. “Amazon would liked to have done it but they wanted to do it very quickly and I wanted to be able to get all the scripts in advance before we starting shooting…the schedule with their desire to put it on immediately was just impossible for us.”

Fuller has hope the series will return in some form.

“We’d like to continue with the show so the way this season ends, there may be an opportunity for a little break and then hopefully we’ll find a way to bring Mads [Mikkelsen] and Hugh [Dancy] back to you.”

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Save Hannibal Campaign Launched

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Earlier saw news that NBC had cancelled Hannibal following three seasons.

Now a “Save Hannibal” campaign has been launched by fans of the series as well as the producers.

Variety reports Hannibal is not going away quietly as producers Gaumont Intl. Television and Martha De Laurentiis of the De Laurentiis Co. are actively shopping the show to new buyers, ranging from digital outlets to cable channels.

It’s also reported Hannibal had plans to introduce the Clarice Starling character in Season 4, who was played by Jodie Foster in the Oscar-winning 1991 Silence of the Lambs movie.

A change.org petition has also been launched requesting NBC save Hannibal, which presently has over 12,000 signatures.

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NBC Cancels Hannibal

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Following the cancellation of Constantine, now NBC has cancelled Hannibal.

NBC has decided not to renew Hannibal for a fourth Season and the series is effectively cancelled with Season 3.

“We have been tremendously proud of Hannibal over its three seasons,” NBC said in a statement. “[Showrunner Bryan Fuller] and his team of writers and producers, as well as our incredible actors, have brought a visual palette of storytelling that has been second to none in all of television — broadcast or cable. We thank Gaumont and everyone involved in the show for their tireless efforts that have madeHannibal an incredible experience for audiences around the world.”

Bryan Fuller also added: “NBC has allowed us to craft a television series that no other broadcast network would have dared, and kept us on the air for three seasons despite Cancellation Bear Chow ratings and images that would have shredded the eyeballs of lesser Standards & Practices enforcers. Jen Salke and her team have been fantastic partners and creatively supportive beyond measure.Hannibal is finishing his last course at NBC’s table this summer, but a hungry cannibal can always dine again. And personally, I look forward to my next meal with NBC.”

Last week’s episode saw a series low with 0.5 rating. 

It is possible Hannibal could be picked up elsewhere; however, nothing has been mentioned as of this time.

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SyFy Announces Production of Bryan Fuller’s High Noon

Press Release

 

SYFY ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION ON PILOT OF HIGH MOON FROM TELEVISION ICON BRYAN FULLER (PUSHING DAISIES, HANNIBAL)

 

UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS WILL SERVE AS STUDIO

 

NEW YORK – April 10, 2013 – Syfy, the destination for high-concept, boundary-pushing genre entertainment, announced today it will begin production on the pilot of High Moon, an adaptation of John Christopher’s best-selling novel The Lotus Caves. Along with a creative team featuring Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) and Jim Danger Gray (Pushing Daisies, Hannibal), Universal Cable Productions will serve as the studio.

Said Mark Stern, President, Original Content, Syfy, and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions: “In the hands of visionary Bryan Fuller and this outstanding production team, High Moon will be an imaginative, groundbreaking story featuring complex characters in a high-stakes drama. This represents our commitment to quality programming that redefines the genre and we’re excited to begin production.”

High Moon is an imaginative, out-of-this-world series exploring what happens when the countries of Earth establish colonies to mine the Moon’s resources and discover a new form of life.  Chaos erupts in a genuinely emotional, humorously thrilling and always unexpected fashion as the people of the Moon race to uncover this life form’s powerful secrets. Co-executive producer/writer: Jim Danger Gray (Pushing Daisies). Executiveproducer/writer: Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies). The pilot is written by Gray from a story by Fuller and Gray. Executive producers: Cary Granat & Steve Granat of Reel FX and Don Murphy & Susan Montford of Angry Films (Real Steel, Transformers). Studio: UCP.

Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces Covert AffairsPsychRoyal Pains and Suits for USA; Defiance, and Warehouse 13 for Syfy and Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome for distribution on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfyis a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.  NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.  (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

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SyFy Developing 10 New Sci-Fi Space Shows

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6787:]]Those who have been wondering where the sci-fi in SyFy has gone, wonder no more as the network is developing a slew of space-based shows.

In addition to the sci-fi MMO/TV show Defiance, which debuts this month, SyFy has plans for at least ten more cosmic shows on the network.

The shows are considered in development unless otherwise noted and may or may not get picked up for pilots.

Info comes via Deadline.

 

The previously announced Blake’s 7, base on the UK show of the same name.

Byran Fuller’s High Noon was ordered to pilot and is described as an imaginative, out-of-this-world series exploring what happens when the countries of Earth establish colonies to mine the Moon’s resources and discover a new form of life.  Chaos erupts in a genuinely emotional, humorously thrilling and always unexpected fashion as the people of the Moon race to uncover this life form’s powerful secrets. 

Orion: In this space opera, an adventurous female relic hunter, tracks down valuable artifacts while trying to piece together her past.  Set amidst an intergalactic war pitting humans against a terrifying alien race, Orion must decide whether to use her abilities to save herself or commit to the cause and unearth long hidden artifacts that could free all of humanity from a horrible fate. 

Sojourn: The first detective ever in space is tasked with investigating a murder on a starship — headed to colonize another planet – and instead becomes embroiled in a vast conspiracy involving a mysterious terrible crime dating back to the original launch of the ship 50 years ago.

Clandestine: After a clan of bandits are nearly destroyed and left for dead by Coalition forces, they take refuge in the nearest safe haven, a derelict Coalition starship floating in space.  Once onboard, they masquerade as Coalition officers while continuing their criminal ways – until they stumble upon a shocking realization about the true nature of the Coalition. 

Infinity: When an alien armada is sighted in the region of Pluto, the Earth government turns to a young billionaire industrialist — who has the only ship ready for interstellar travel — to greet the aliens and avoid a catastrophe.  Powered by secret alien technology discovered on Earth in the 1960’s, the ship engages in a firefight that sends them spinning through a wormhole into an uncharted region of space.  Lost in the universe, the team struggles to survive as they encounter new planets and alien species, searching for a way back home. 

Silver Shields: When his father is slain by assassins connected to the government of the large nearby city of Pont Royal, farm boy Caymer journeys there to continue his father’s legacy as a member of the local police force — and to solve the mystery of his father’s death.  He discovers that his simple country view on life is at odds with the big city, filled with orcs and other magical creatures.

Shelter: A massive meteorite is headed toward Earth, forcing 30,000 hand-picked humans to live underground in a government funded shelter in order to start a new society.  What begins as a Utopia quickly succumbs to the old human faults and jealousies as certain members of society create alliances to gain favor and power.  Meanwhile things on the surface are not what they seem. Humans slowly realize that this event may have been fated and the survivors meant for a greater purpose in rebooting life on Earth. 

Mini-Series

Ringworld: Based on Larry Niven’s novel: a team of explorers travels to the farthest reaches of space to investigate a mind-blowing alien artifact called Ringworld, an artificial habitat the size of 1 million Earths. They discover the remnants of ancient advanced civilizations, mysteries that shed light on the origins of man and, most importantly, a possible salvation for a doomed Earth.

Childhood’s End: Based on Arthur C. Clarke’s novel: Follows a peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival ends all war and turns the planet into a near-utopia. 

Plans are also underway for a series adapted from the 2010 supernatural Legion movie.

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