2016 Summer TCA Tour - Day 6"Star Trek: Discovery" has to live up to high expectations, so a recent development may raise some eyebrows.

Not long after the series' January 2017 premiere date was pushed back several months, the revival is now down one showrunner. Bryan Fuller, one of the show's co-creators, has stepped away from those day-to-day responsibilities, according to Variety. Apparently, he hasn't had enough time to devote to the series, and CBS didn't want another delay.

Fuller certainly does have a lot in the pipeline. On top of the "Star Trek" revival, he has been writing and executive producing two more upcoming series: Starz's "American Gods" and NBC's reboot of "Amazing Stories." Something had to give, and unfortunately for Trekkies, that something was "Discovery."

It is not all bad news, though: Fuller will remain actively involved as an executive producer. Meanwhile, fellow EPs Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts will take over his now vacated showrunner role, and Akiva Goldsman is reportedly likely to provide producing support. No further delays have been announced, so it appears production will begin as planned in November.

The change-up isn't ideal, but the show will go on.

[via: Variety]
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