This should get more than a few fans happy today. We know that Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) is currently hard at work at developing the new NBC series-hopeful Mockingbird Lane, which will successfully reboot The Munsters. Directing the pilot is Bryan Singer (The X-Men films, Superman Returns), and apparently, the two have been getting along splendidly together. Actually, it seems they’re getting along so great, that Fuller has come out saying he and Singer would like to work on another high-profile project together: bringing Star Trek back to television.
AICN reported on the very positive development, saying Bryan Fuller himself confirmed to the site that he and Singer are mulling over the idea right now. “Fuller tells AICN exclusively that the two Bryans, who have long (but separately) contemplated new Star Trek TV series, have discussed the possibility of pooling their resources to take a new corner of Gene Roddenberry’s multiverse to the small screen. Hopefully J.J. Abrams and Les Moonves will give them the keys to Starfleet HQ.”
However, this could be jumping the gun a bit. Remember: Fuller and Singer are very much focused on Mockingbird Laneright now. If the series gets picked up, Fuller will focus most of his attention towards the show’s first season, and will likely not be working on another series (i.e. Star Trek).
Singer could be the one to run the Star Trek series, but he still remains very much a voice as producer or executive producer, not a showrunner. Not to mention, Singer still has a very healthy film career that he’s very much the focus of as well, so if he would want to be tied down by the show, he’d have to gamble a delay on all future film projects. This seems like the unlikliest of circumstances, especially as Singer still very much remains a driving forces behind every X-Men theatrical release. Then again, his newest film Jack The Giant Killer was delayed until next March, so he’s definitely itching to do something.
At this point in the development process, everything is pure speculation. We’ll most likely see J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek 2 before another huge update on the Star Trek television series. However, it could very much be a priority that comes together by the end of the year.
When this new show hits the air, if it does become a reality, it will be the first Star Trek television series since Enterprise was cancelled in 2005, which effectively ended an 18 year run of all-new Star Trek television shows.
But, what do you think? Would a Fuller/Singer redux to tackle one of the most famous franchises in history be a major accomplishment, or is it simply a pipe dream?