Semel To Helm CBS’ “Star Trek” Series Pilot

David Semel has been brought onboard to direct the pilot episode of the Bryan Fuller-produced upcoming “Star Trek” TV series set for CBS All Access in the U.S., Space in Canada and Netflix around the rest of the world.

Semel’s hiring gives the project a very experienced hand behind-the-scenes. Having directed TV episodes of shows like “Buffy,” “Angel,” “Dawson’s Creek” and “The Practice” in the 1990s, Semel has been responsible for the pilot episodes of numerous series – “The Man in the High Castle,” “Heroes,” “Person of Interest,” “Madam Secretary,” “Code Black,” “Legends,” and “Intelligence”. He’s also worked on shows ranging from “Homeland” to “House” to “CSI” to “The Strain” to the Fuller-produced “Hannibal”.

Semel joins a list of directors that also includes “Cube” helmer Vincenzo Natali who also previously worked with Fuller on “Hannibal”. More details about the new series are expected to be revealed at tomorrow’s Comic-Con panel for the franchise’s 50th anniversary – most likely a title reveal and the first casting news.

The new series will debut January 2017.

Source: Deadline