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Star Trek revival to be led by Hannibal creator

Here's hoping this show lasts more than three seasons

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Bryan Fuller, creator of cult favorite shows like Hannibal and Pushing Daisies, will serve as showrunner and co-creator of CBS' upcoming Star Trek series, according to the franchise's website.

Fuller previously wrote for the series Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The Star Trek fan will help introduce new characters and locales to the long-running franchise, which turns 50 this year.

When it premieres in January 2017, CBS will first debut the series on television before shifting it to its subscription service. This will be the first time an exclusively streaming series will debut first on a network, reports Variety. CBS All Access costs $6 a month and currently offers every episode of previous Star Trek TV series.

The broadcast channel announced plans to bring Star Trek back to television last fall. The series will operate outside of the current film franchise, the third installment of which — Star Trek Beyond — premieres Jul. 22, 2016. Alex Kurtzman, co-writer of the first two films in the Star Trek reboot series, is working on the CBS project as executive producer, however.

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