Gene Roddenberry‘s son Rod, and Roddenberry Entertainment COO Trevor Roth join previously announced Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, and Bryan Fuller on the new Star Trek series which will begin airing on CBS All Access next January.
“Gene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy, left a finely feathered nest for all who love Star Trek to enjoy,” said Fuller, Executive Producer. “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.”
“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 fifty years,” said Roddenberry, executive producer of the series and president of Roddenberry Entertainment. “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 tenets of Star Trek‘s legacy while bringing it to audiences in a new era and on a contemporary platform.”
Source: CBS Press Express