“Gene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy, left a finely feathered nest for all who love Star Trek to enjoy, and it is only fitting that Rod Roddenberry and Roddenberry Entertainment join our new Trek adventure to ensure that his father’s legacy of hope for the future and infinite diversity in infinite combinations runs through our tales as Gene Roddenberry intended.” Said Star Trek Showrunner Bryan Fuller in a statement yesterday.
Star Trek Creator Gene Roddenberry’s son Eugene ‘Rod’ Roddenberry (Earth: Final Conflict) will be joining the Hannibal mastermind on the new iteration of the franchise his father started.
“Moral dilemmas, human issues, complex characters, and a genuine sense of optimism: These are the cornerstones of Star Trek and are what have made it such an influential and beloved franchise for the last 50 years,” Said Roddenberry, about his involvement, “While I will always be humbled by its legacy and the legions of fans who are its guardians, it’s a genuine honor to be joining a team of imaginative and incredibly capable individuals whose endeavor it is to uphold the tenants of Star Trek’s legacy while bringing it to audiences in a new era and on a contemporary platform.”
Also joining the series is Roddenberry Entertainment President Trevor Roth (Trek Nation). Roddenberry and Roth join Fuller, Heather Kadin (Sleepy Hollow), and Alex Kurtzman (Fringe) as Producers on the series. Star Trek is set to debut its premiere episode in 2017 on CBS, with additional episodes available exclusively on the CBS All Access streaming service.