Star Trek Scribes Join Fuller’s New Series

Joe Menosky and Aron Coleite have reportedly joined the writing staff of the upcoming “Star Trek” TV series for CBS All Access.

Bryan Fuller (“Hannibal,” “American Gods”) and Alex Kurtzman (“Fringe,” “Sleepy Hollow”) are producing the series which also recently hired acclaimed “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” director Nicholas Meyer to produce.

Joe Menosky was staff writer on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager” with his credits including famed episodes like “Darmok,” “Clues,” “Time’s Arrow,” “The Chase” and “Suspicions” for TNG along with “The Thaw,” “Future’s End,” “Scorpion,” “Distant Origin”, “Year of Hell,” “The Killing Game,” “Hope and Fear,” “Timeless,” “Equinox,” “Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy” and “Blink of an Eye” for ‘Voyager’.

Aron Coleite is a comic book writer best known for his work on “Ultimate X-Men”. He also has TV experience, working on all four seasons of NBC’s “Heroes”. The pair join novelist Kirsten Beyer who has penned numerous “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Buffy” books.

Fuller himself got his start on both DS9 and Voyager, penning episodes like “Empok Nor,” “The Raven,” “Living Witness,” “Drone,” “Bride of Chaotica,” “Gravity,” “Dark Frontier,” “Juggernaut,” “Relativity,” “One Small Step,” “Fury,” “Flesh and Blood” and “Friendship One”.

The new series is not going to be connected to the films, and has been speculated to take place in the original pre-Abrams Trek universe. It is expected to be set in the decades between Kirk and Picard. Production begins later this year for an early 2017 premiere.

Source: TrekMovie