Star Trek Discovery Showrunners Fired

Star Trek: Discovery is making some changes behind the scenes, with showrunning team Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts being removed from the series and replaced with executive producer Alex Kurtzman.

The change in leadership in the second season of Star Trek: Discovery comes after a number of issues kept arising with the showrunner duo. First, the second season premiere went way over budget and needed to be paid for with money intended for episodes later in the season. But the real issue is that Berg and Harberts apparently become “increasingly abusive” with their writing staff. Read More »

star trek discovery story details

Star Trek: Discovery is the first Star Trek TV show to air in 12 years. With that, come plenty of expectations: a diverse crew, a noble captain and lead character, and a show that boldly explores different planets and story lines.

But Star Trek: Discovery is changing things up. Not only is it airing on the streaming platform CBS All Access, it will feature a lead character played by Sonequa Martin-Green who is not the highest-ranking officer. Showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg recently revealed the details of how Martin-Green’s story will progress and how it will impact the show.

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star trek discovery release date

Star Trek’s return to television was supposed to be grand. Originally scheduled to debut on the CBS All Access digital streaming service in January 2017, last month it was announced that Star Trek: Discovery was pushed back to May 2017 to give the creators more time to get it right. And now we learn that the series is hitting another significant bump, in the form of losing Bryan Fuller as showrunner. Hit the jump to learn the details.

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X2 and Superman Returns screenwriter Michael Dougherty is developing a werewolf dramedy for the Fox network. According to THR, “Bitches” is described as a “quirky fairy tale” about a quartet of female friends in New York City who just happen to also be werewolves. the project has received a penalty commitment from the network, and Pushing Daisies co-executive producers/writers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts have been brought aboard the project.

My first thoughts are – can a non cable network (ala Fox) really air a television series titled “Bitches”? I understand Showtime airs “Penn and Teller’s Bullshit”, but that’s Showtime. Also, its beginning to seem clear that Hollywood is already looking to follow the vampire trend with werewolves. 2009 will also see Universal’s remake of The Wolfman and the Twilight sequel New Moon.