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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2018 3:25 p.m. PST


"Star Trek: Discovery is going through yet another showrunner change. The CBS All Access series had a tumultuous road to its first season, as creator and showrunner Bryan Fuller was asked to step down during the scripting and pre-production phase as producers weren't crazy about him splitting his time between Trek and Starz's American Gods (he also eventually left the Starz series over creative differences). At that point, writers/producers Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg were promoted to showrunners on the series, having worked with Fuller on shows like Pushing Daisies and Wonderfalls.

Now, however, as production on Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 is underway, Harberts and Berg are getting the boot. THR reports that Berg and Harberts are being let go not for creative differences, but for "leadership and operational issues." Sources tell the outlet that the budget for Season 2 ballooned as the first five episodes were shot under Berg and Harberts' leadership. Moreover, THR says that the two became "increasingly abusive" to the writing staff, with multiple writers threatening to complain to human resources. As a result, CBS has opted to remove Harberts and Berg from the series…"
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StarCruiser20 Jun 2018 7:19 p.m. PST


Wake me when they hire someone with a brain…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2018 11:02 a.m. PST



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