Nicholas Meyer Joins Star Trek Writing Team


BURBANK: Nicholas Meyer, who directed Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, has joined the upcoming Star Trek series as a consulting producer and writer.

Meyer also co-wrote Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and co-wrote and directed Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. “Nicholas Meyer chased Kirk and Khan ’round the Mutara Nebula and ’round Genesis’ flames, he saved the whales with the Enterprise and its crew, and waged war and peace between Klingons and the Federation,” said Bryan Fuller, executive producer. “We are thrilled to announce that one of Star Trek’s greatest storytellers will be boldly returning as Nicholas Meyer beams aboard the new Trek writing staff.”

The series, produced by CBS Television Studios, will launch with a special preview broadcast on CBS in early 2017. The premiere and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available in the U.S. on CBS All Access. The show marks the first original series developed for the network’s digital SVOD and live streaming service.