Don’t expect any Star Trek TV until after big-screen sequel opens

No TV Star Trek until the movie sequel comes outBy Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com

We’ve been waiting ever since Enterprise went off the air in 2005 for another Star Trek TV series, and it looks like we could get it courtesy of Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller and X-Men director Bryan Singer. Not so fast, though. Fuller warns that while he’s still aiming for a Trek TV revival, J.J. Abrams’ work comes first.

Fuller’s been mighty busy in the TV world lately, working on both the Silence of the Lambs spinoff Hannibal and the Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane for NBC. But he hasn’t forgotten about Star Trek. Far from it. It’s just that when it comes to Trek, it’s all still in the hands of Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams.

“Bryan (Singer) and I are big fans of Trek and have discussed a take on what we would do, and we would love to do it,” Fuller said. “I don’t think anything is going to happen in any official capacity until after the next movie comes out. And I’m sure it would be wisely under J.J. Abrams’ purview of what happens. He’s the guardian of Trek right now.”

If Abrams’ sequel does as well as the first film, it’s entirely possible that both he and Paramount will want to exploit that success for TV, and hopefully they’ll turn to Fuller and Singer to make it happen. For now, though, we’ve got just over a year to wait before the as-yet-untitled Trek 2 hits theaters. That means lots time for hypothetical fan shows, so start conceptualizing!

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