'Hannibal' Creator Bryan Fuller Will Be the Showrunner for the New 'Star Trek' Series

'Hannibal' Creator Bryan Fuller Will Be the Showrunner for the New 'Star Trek' Series
Trekkies have got a lot to look forward to in the coming months. Not only will Star Trek Beyond hit theatres this July, but the franchise's long-awaited return to television will take place in January of 2017. Now, more details about that show have been revealed.

Though it doesn't have an official title just yet, Variety reports that the program has found its showrunner in Bryan Fuller. Fuller is best known for creating shows like Hannibal and Pushing Daisies, and he also started his career as a writer on Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

"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," Fuller said in a statement. "Before seeing a frame of the television series, the Star Trek universe lit my imagination on fire. 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."

The new Star Trek series will debut on CBS in January of 2017. From there, it'll move to the network's All Access streaming service.