Alex Kurtzman
James Dimmock/CBS
United States
2019

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Alex
Kurtzman

Writer / Director / Producer

Kurtzman has been sitting in the captain’s chair of the CBS All-Access series “Star Trek: Discovery” since 2017, even as his command was expanded to include “Star Trek: Picard” and the animated “Star Trek: Lower Decks,” due to premiere on the streamer in 2020, along with season three of “Discovery.” It’s a natural progression for the L.A. native, who scripted and produced the first two entries in the rebooted “Star Trek” big-screen franchise and co-created the successful CBS reboot of another ’60s series, “Hawaii Five-O,” as well as Fox shows “Sleepy Hollow” and “Fringe.” In August, CBS announced he’s teaming with “Discovery” co-executive producer Jenny Lumet on an All-Access series adaptation of classic 1963 Walter Tevis sci-fi novel “The Man Who Fell to Earth.”

Career

  • ALIAS
  • FRINGE
  • STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

Education

  • Wesleyan University (CT, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Screenwriters to Watch
  • TV Producers Impact
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CBS to Develop Supernatural Cop Drama With 'Bull' Producer, Alex Kurtzman

CBS to Develop Supernatural Cop Drama With 'Bull' Producer, Alex Kurtzman

CBS is developing a drama series based on the Spanish show "Estoy Vivo," Variety has learned.The American version is titled "Far Rockaway." In the show, a workaholic NYPD detective killed in the line of duty is granted a second chance to return to earth in the body of another cop in order to bring his killer to justice and heal the fractured family he left behind.David Wilcox will serve as the writer and executive producer. Wilcox most recently wrote for and co-executive...

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