CBS’ Star Trek television reboot has beamed up a franchise veteran to the writer’s room. Nicholas Meyer, who first stepped onto the USS Enterprise for the classic 1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, which he wrote and directed.
“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,” showrunner Bryan Fuller said in an official statement. “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.”
Trekkies also know Meyer as the director of 1991’s Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, which he also co-wrote, as well as co-writing Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
CBS is aiming to debut the new Star Trek series on its VOD service CBS All Access in early 2017. The third film in the latest theatrical reboot, Star Trek Beyond, hits theaters on July 22nd. Beyond is directed by Justin Lin and written by Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, Roberto Orci, John D. Payne, and Patrick McKaye