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Bryan Fuller Is No Longer Involved with ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ Calls His Departure ‘Bittersweet’

3 December 2016 1:51 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bryan Fuller will be involved even less with “Star Trek: Discovery” than previously expected.

Several weeks ago, CBS announced that Fuller was stepping down as showrunner on the upcoming “Star Trek: Discovery” series due to a scheduling conflict with “American Gods,” the other high-concept show he’s working on.

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At the time, it was unclear how involved Fuller would remain with the new “Star Trek,” which had been pushed to spring due to delays in getting the show off the ground. (“Star Trek: Discovery” will premiere on CBS, and then move to streaming service CBS All Access.) But now comes word, via a new interview with Newsweek, that Fuller has completely divorced himself from the show.

“Ultimately, with my responsibilities [elsewhere], I could not do what CBS needed to have done in the time they needed it done for ‘Star Trek, »

- Michael Nordine

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Bryan Fuller talks Star Trek: Discovery exit, will not be involved in the series going forward

3 December 2016 6:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month came the rather surprising announcement that Bryan Fuller would no longer be serving as showrunner on CBS’ upcoming Star Trek: Discovery TV series, passing things over to Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts (Pushing Daisies) to allow him to continue his work on American Gods for Starz and Amazing Stories for NBC.

During an interview with Newsweek, Fuller has explained his departure, and revealed that while he retains an executive producer credit on the show, he’ll not have any further involvement beyond his initial vision for the mythology and overall story arc:

“Ultimately, with my responsibilities [elsewhere], I could not do what CBS needed to have done in the time they needed it done for Star Trek. It felt like it was best for me to focus on landing the plane with American Gods and making sure that was delivered in as elegant and sophisticated a fashion as I could possibly do. »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Trek: Discovery: Bryan Fuller Now Says He Won't Be Involved at All

2 December 2016 11:45 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Were you disappointed when Bryan Fuller stepped down as showrunner of Star Trek: Discovery? Well, get ready to set your phasers to “totally bummed.”

The writer/producer now says, in an interview with Newsweek, that he won’t be involved at all in the new Trek TV series coming to CBS All Access next year. “I’m not involved in production, or postproduction,” he says. “So I can only give them the material I’ve given them and hope that it is helpful for them. I’m curious to see what they do with it.”

RelatedStar Trek: Discovery Adds Doug Jones as Alien, »

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Bryan Fuller ‘Not Involved’ in ‘Star Trek: Discovery’: ‘It Is Bittersweet’

2 December 2016 11:26 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When Bryan Fuller stepped down from the showrunner role on CBS’ upcoming sci-fi streaming series “Star Trek: Discovery,” the idea was that he would still be contributing creatively. Fuller had penned the first two scripts and mapped out the arc of the season and the show’s mythology before handing the reins over to executive producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts.

But in a new interview with Newsweek, Fuller said he is “not involved” with the production at all at this point. “Ultimately, with my responsibilities [elsewhere], I could not do what CBS needed to have done in the time they needed it done for Star Trek,” Fuller told Newsweek. “It felt like it was best for me to focus on landing the plane with ‘American Gods.’”

American Gods” is slated for a 2017 debut on Starz. Fuller is currently in post-production on the series, which shot primarily in Toronto.

Fuller retains an executive producer credit on “Star Trek: Discovery,” which »

- Oriana Schwindt

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Bryan Fuller on ‘Star Trek: Discovery': ‘I Am Not Involved’

2 December 2016 10:20 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

We already knew Bryan Fuller had exited his role as showrunner on “Star Trek: Discovery,” but there was hope he would still have input as a writer and executive producer — until now. “I’m not involved in production, or post-production, so I can only give them the material I’ve given them and hope that it is helpful for them,” Fuller told Newsweek. “I’m curious to see what they do with it.” Fuller left his post as showrunner back in October, with executive producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts taking his place. Also Read: 'Star Trek: Discovery' Casts Anthony Rapp, »

- Joe Otterson

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Film Acquisition Rundown: Factory 25 Grabs Celia Rowlson-Hall’s ‘Ma,’ James Franco-Starring ‘I Am Michael’ Finds Home

2 December 2016 7:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

– Factory 25 has announced tody that it has acquired the U.S. rights to the multiple festival award-winning “Ma.” The film first screened at the Tribeca Film Festival as a work in progress screening and Tribeca, and it went on to screen at Venice for its official premiere, where it played at Venice Days as part of the Tribeca Film Festival exchange. The film is Rowlson-Hall’s feature directorial debut which, in addition to writing and choreographing, she also plays the leading role in.

Rowlson-Hall previously served as a choreographer for such directors as Lena Dunham, Gaspar Noe, and musical artists Alicia Keys, Mgmt, Sleigh Bells, and Chromeo. She was also the movement coach for the 2016 Spirit Award nominated film, »

- Kate Erbland

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Star Trek: Discovery: Anthony Rapp and Doug Jones Join CBS Series

29 November 2016 7:58 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Star Trek: Discovery has some new company. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Anthony Rapp and Doug Jones have joined the upcoming CBS TV series.Few details have been revealed about the sci-fi reboot, but it has been announced the new installment will feature a female lead, a gay character, and be set in the years before the original 1960s series. Michelle Yeoh has already been cast as the lead, Captain Georgiou.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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"Star Trek: Discovery"- Enter Michelle Yeoh

29 November 2016 5:58 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to TorontoFilm.Net Chinese actress/martial artist Michelle Yeoh ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") has been cast as a 'Starfleet Captain' in the new "Star Trek: Discovery" TV series, debuting May 2017 on the CBS 'All Access' premium streaming service:

Yeoh will play 'Captain Georgiou', Captain of the 'Starship Shenzhou'. Actors Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp have also been cast, with Jones playing 'Lt. Saru', a 'Starfleet Science Officer' and a new alien species to the "Star Trek" universe. Rapp portrays 'Lt. Stamets', an 'astromycologist', fungus expert, and 'Starfleet Science Officer' aboard the Starship Discovery.

The main female lead of the series, yet to be cast, will be "...on a journey that is going to teach her how to get along with others in the galaxy. For her to truly understand something that is alien, she has to first understand herself.

"'Star Trek': Discovery' will explore dramatic »

- Michael Stevens

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Star Trek: Discovery makes two more major casting additions; Michelle Yeoh confirmed

29 November 2016 3:59 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Star Trek: Discovery was recently pushed from next January to May, and the cast is now quickly beginning to come together. The latest additions to the CBS Seed/Netflix series are Doug Jones (The Strain) and Anthony Rapp (Rent), while Michelle Yeoh has been confirmed. Character details have also been revealed, and as a result, we know that Jones […]

The post Star Trek: Discovery makes two more major casting additions; Michelle Yeoh confirmed appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Josh Wilding

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'Star Trek: Discovery' Announces First Three Cast Members

29 November 2016 3:58 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Star Trek: Discovery has found a few of its shipmates.

CBS announced on Tuesday the show's first three cast members -- Doug Jones (Pan's Labyrinth), Anthony Rapp (Rent) and Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).

Read: 'Star Trek: Discovery' Premiere Delayed by 5 Months

Jones will star as Lt. Saru, a Starfleet Science Officer and a new alien species to the Star Trek universe. Rapp has been cast as Lt. Stamets, an astromycologist, fungus expert and Starfleet Science Officer aboard the Starship Discovery. And Yeoh will star as Captain Georgiou, the Starfleet Captain aboard the Starship Shenzhou.

Creator Bryan Fuller shared that the show would feature a female lead at the Television Critics Association press day over the summer, but that role will not be a captain at the start. There's still no word on who has been chosen to take on that part.

The casting announcement is good news for fans who suffered a setback »

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Star Trek Discovery Beams Up Doug Jones And Anthony Rapp

29 November 2016 2:41 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Casting news is finally beginning to seep out of CBS’ hotly-anticipated Star Trek Discovery series, after the network today confirmed that Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp will be joining the previously confirmed Michelle Yeoh come 2017.

First reported by Variety, the two-fold casting coup was accompanied by some fresh character details. Jones, for instance, will be portraying Lt. Saru, a member of a previously unseen alien species. Given his many, many creature credits – Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak and more – Doug Jones is a natural fit to the budding cast of Star Trek Discovery, and we understand his Lt. Saru will lend a helping hand as a Starfleet science officer.

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Beyond that, Anthony Rapp is on board as an astromycologist and fungus expert by the name of Lt. Stamets, while Yeoh will be taking point as Captain Georgiou, the Starfleet captain aboard the starship Shenzhou. Additional casting news is »

- Michael Briers

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Doug Jones and Anthony Rapp join Star Trek: Discovery, gay character confirmed

29 November 2016 1:55 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the casting of Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou of the Starship Shenzhou, CBS has now added two more names to the cast of the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery in Doug Jones (Hellboy) and Anthony Rapp (Road Trip).

EW reports that Jones is portraying Lt. Saru, a Science Officer from a new alien species in the Trek universe, while Rapp will play Lt. Stamets, “an ‘astromycologist,’ fungus expert, and Starfleet Science Officer aboard the Starship Discovery.” Lt. Stamets has also been confirmed to be a gay character, fulfilling a promise by executive producer Bryan Fuller back in August.

Star Trek: Discovery is set to air on CBS All Access in the States and on Netflix internationally. It will get underway in May 2017. »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Casts Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, and Anthony Rapp

29 November 2016 11:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Star Trek: Discovery has beamed up its first three cast members. Doug JonesMichelle Yeoh, and Anthony Rapp are all coming aboard the new CBS All Access series, which is set about a decade before the events of the original Star Trek show. Learn more below, including details on the characters they’ll be playing.  StarTrek.com announced the new Star Trek: Discovery […]

The post ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Casts Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, and Anthony Rapp appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Star Trek: Discovery Casts Three New Stars — Including the Franchise’s First Openly Gay Character

29 November 2016 11:09 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.

Star Trek: Discovery is starting to fill its decks.

CBS Access is now confirming Michelle Yeoh will join the show, which has also cast two more actors to star in the eagerly anticipated series. One of the new characters will be the decades-old franchise’s first to be originally conceived and announced as gay.

First up: Actor Doug Jones (Hellboy, Falling Skies) will play Lt. Saru, a Starfleet Science Officer and a new alien species to the Star Trek universe.

Second, Anthony Rapp will star as “Lt. Stamets,” an “astromycologist, »

- Aurelie Corinthios

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Casts Anthony Rapp, Doug Jones

29 November 2016 10:35 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Star Trek: Discovery” has beamed up actors Anthony Rapp and Doug Jones, TheWrap has confirmed. Jones, known for his roles in the “Hellboy” franchise and “Pan’s Labyrinth,” will play a member of a new alien race named Lt. Saru, who is also a Starfleet science officer. Rapp, who has appeared in films like “Rent” and “Dazed and Confused,” will play Lt. Stamets, a fungus expert aboard the Discovery. Stamets will be the new gay character teased by executive producer Bryan Fuller earlier this year. Also Read: 'Star Trek: Discovery' Loses Bryan Fuller as Showrunner CBS also confirmed »

- Joe Otterson

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp Join Cast of CBS All Access Series

29 November 2016 10:31 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Michelle Yeoh is officially taking command. CBS confirmed this morning that the “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” star will in fact play a captain in “Star Trek: Discovery.” In addition, two new cast members join from very different spheres of entertainment: Broadway star Anthony Rapp and frequent Guillermo del Toro collaborator Doug Jones.

Read More: ‘Star Trek Discovery’: Female Lead, Gay Character, Prequel Timeframe Confirmed

As previously reported by Deadline, Yeoh will play Captain Georgiou of the U.S.S. Shenzhou (not the U.S.S. Discovery, the ship teased in the Comic-Con preview below). Yeoh is not officially the lead of the show, however, and will be a recurring character over the course of the series.

Yeoh’s legacy as a performer stretches from her origins as a Hong Kong action star to one of the best Bond girls ever in “Tomorrow Never Dies” to a recent recurring role in Netflix’s “Marco Polo. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp Join Cast of CBS All Access Series

29 November 2016 10:31 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Michelle Yeoh is officially taking command. CBS confirmed this morning that the “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” star will in fact play a captain in “Star Trek: Discovery.” In addition, two new cast members join from very different spheres of entertainment: Broadway star Anthony Rapp and frequent Guillermo del Toro collaborator Doug Jones.

Read More: ‘Star Trek Discovery’: Female Lead, Gay Character, Prequel Timeframe Confirmed

As previously reported by Deadline, Yeoh will play Captain Georgiou of the U.S.S. Shenzhou (not the U.S.S. Discovery, the ship teased in the Comic-Con preview below). Yeoh is not officially the lead of the show, however, and will be a recurring character over the course of the series.

Yeoh’s legacy as a performer stretches from her origins as a Hong Kong action star to one of the best Bond girls ever in “Tomorrow Never Dies” to a recent recurring role in Netflix’s “Marco Polo. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Star Trek: Discovery Adds Doug Jones as Alien, Anthony Rapp as Gay Officer

29 November 2016 10:25 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Genre vet Doug Jones (Buffy, Arrow, The Strain) and Broadway staple Anthony Rapp (Rent) are the latest actors to board Star Trek: Discovery, CBS’ forthcoming digital-only reboot, TVLine has learned.

Jones will play Lt. Saru, a Starfleet Science Officer and a new alien species to the Star Trek universe, while Rapp will portray Lt. Stamets, an astromycologist, fungus expert and Starfleet Science Officer aboard the Starship Discovery. Sources confirm that Stamets is the gay character previously teased by former showrunner Bryan Fuller.

RelatedStar Trek: Discovery: ‘Prime’ Setting, Gay Character, Heavy Alien Presence and 11 More Spoilers About CBS Reboot »

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Casts Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Confirms Michelle Yeoh

29 November 2016 10:25 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Doug Jones (The Strain) and Rent alum Anthony Rapp have been cast in Star Trek: Discovery, the upcoming new Star Trek series for CBS All Access, CBS' live streaming and VOD service, and Michelle Yeoh is confirmed for her role as a Starfleet captain. Jones will portray Lt. Saru, a Starfleet Science Officer and a new alien species to the Star Trek universe. Rapp will play Lt. Stamets, an astromycologist, fungus expert, and Starfleet Science Officer aboard the Starship… »

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'Star Trek: Discovery' Adds 'Rent' Alum Anthony Rapp and Doug Jones

29 November 2016 10:25 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Two more are coming onboard Star Trek: Discovery.

Anthony Rapp (Rent) and Doug Jones (Hellboy) have joined the cast of CBS All Access' forthcoming TV reboot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Rapp will play Lt. Stamets, an astromycologist, fungus expert, and Starfleet Science Officer aboard the Starship Discovery. For Rapp, who originated the role of Mark in the Tony-winning Broadway musical Rent, the role comes after a recent turn on Cinemax's The Knick. The actor, who also played Mark on the big screen, is repped by Paradigm and Untitled Entertainment.

Jones will play Lt. Saru, a Starfleet Science Officer and »

- Kate Stanhope,Lesley Goldberg

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