Monday, June 18, 2018

Star Trek Discovery gets a new showrunner again.


Second star to the right, The Hollywood Reporter has dished the latest on Paramounts/CBS Star Trek Discovery show...

Showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg, replacements for Bryan Fuller who left the series,  are no longer calling the shots, with series co-creator Alex Kurtzman now taking the captains chair.

Alex Kurtzman


CBS released the following statement:


We’ve made some producer changes at Star Trek: Discovery. The series continues under the creative vision and leadership of executive producer and co-creator Alex Kurtzman. Discovery remains on course for season two in 2019 with new and continuing stories that build on its successful premiere season

Akiva Goldsman


According to The Hollywood Reporter, the first five episodes of season two have been completed under Harberts and Berg, but have come in over budget (which will have to be made up by the back end of the season). Some say the writing partners had emotional outbursts with other members in the writing room, with several writers threatening to leave the series! Sounds heavy doesn't it?

Meanwhile Akiva Goldsman Executive Producer 1st Season and Writer, Director has not returned for season two.

There may be troubled airspace ahead, what do you think?

Live Long and Prosper.

4 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Or it might get better - we'll see.

Tony Laplume said...

I hope it evens out in storytelling, trying less for shock value twists to sell everything.

Liz A. said...

Replacing showrunners is not good news. There are good reasons for it sometimes, but this sounds like issues behind the scenes. I hope it works out for the best.

The Armchair Squid said...

Tricky business, television.

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