CBS's upcoming Star Trek television series has recruited a familiar face to help steer the franchise: Nicholas Meyer, according to Variety. Meyer directed both Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek VI: The Unidscovered Country, in addition to writing the latter as well as Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. In other words, he had his hand in arguably the three best chapters of the TOS film series.
“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 showrunner Bryan Fuller. "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 new Star Trek television series is scheduled to debut on CBS in early 2017, with subsequent episodes airing exclusively on it's digital platform, CBS All Access.