Son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenerry, Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry has signed on to the upcoming 2017 Star Trek television series in an executive producer role.
Roddenberry, who is also president of the Roddenberry Entertainment company and producer of the 2009 Trek Nation documentary, is coming on board to the CBS All Access series along with Roddenberry Entertainment chief operating officer Trevor Roth.
STUDIO CITY, CALIF. – March 3, 2016 – Roddenberry Entertainment President Rod Roddenberry, son of the late “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, and COO Trevor Roth, join the new “Star Trek” television series as executive producers, joining Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Bryan Fuller, who was previously announced as the new series showrunner.
“Gene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy, left a finely feathered nest for all who love ‘Star Trek’ to enjoy,” said Bryan Fuller, Executive Producer. “And it is only fitting that Rod Roddenberry and Roddenberry Entertainment join our new Trek adventure to ensure that his father’s legacy of hope for the future and infinite diversity in infinite combinations runs through our tales as Gene Roddenberry intended.”
“Moral dilemmas, human issues, complex characters and a genuine sense of optimism: These are the cornerstones of Star Trek and are what have made it such an influential and beloved franchise for the last 50 years,” said Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, Executive Producer of the series and President of Roddenberry Entertainment.
“While I will always be humbled by its legacy and the legions of fans who are its guardians, it’s a genuine honor to be joining a team of imaginative and incredibly capable individuals whose endeavor it is to uphold the tenets of Star Trek’s legacy while bringing it to audiences in a new era and on a contemporary platform.”
The full CBS press release is available at CBS Press Express.
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