CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery suffered a red alert earlier today with the exit of two showrunners, Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg, who also served as executive producers.
The report comes from Variety, who first broke the news and confirmed that Executive Producer and co-creator Alex Kurtzman will be taking over the vacant position.
Variety went on to say that a CBS Television Studios spokesperson said:
“We’ve made some producer changes at Star Trek: Discovery. The series continues under the creative vision and leadership of executive producer and co-creator Alex Kurtzman. ‘Discovery’ remains on course for season two in 2019 with new and continuing stories that build on its successful premiere season.”
The Hollywood Reporter claims the pair were fired by CBS, as well as the information that Akiva Goldsman, “right-hand man” to Kurtzman, is also not returning.
THR goes on to say that Star Trek: Discovery is nearing a “planned production hiatus after episode five” of the next season, which was obviously already on the slate.
Rumors have abounded for some time that budget woes were a tribble-like plague for the series, second only to the Klingons in terms of possible disruption of daily Federation activities.
Star Trek: Discovery is expected to return for season 2 sometime in 2019..
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