‘Wrath of Khan’ Writer and Director Set to Return For New CBS ‘Star Trek’ Series

By February 26, 2016

I’ll be honest, this new Star Trek series is starting to look better and better.

After causing quite a stir when it was announced the series would only be available on CBS All Access, the network’s streaming service, excitement for the new show began to grow again when it was announced that Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) would be acting as the showrunner on the series, after starting his impressive, outstanding (all the positive adjectives) writing career on Deep Space Nine and Voyager.

Now, CBS has announced that Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan director and co-writer, Nicholas Meyer, will also be returning for the series. Considering Wrath of Khan is arguably one of the most influential genre films ever made too, this comes as very, very good news.

Fuller commented on the announcement with the following:

“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.”

Listen, whether you’re happy about the way CBS is choosing to release the new series or not, there’s no denying that they’re choosing literally the best people you can imagine to be involved creatively. Fuller has proven over and over again that he can deliver consistently quality entertainment to audiences around the world, and bringing on one of Trek‘s most beloved creative voices as a writer is just yet another step in the right direction.

The Star Trek reboot series is set to premiere in 2017.

Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable