Bryan Fuller (born July 27, 1969) is an American screenwriter and television producer with numerous credits to his name, including Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies, Hannibal, and an upcoming television adaptation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed fantasy novel American Gods. He has also worked on several Star Trek television series, including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, and was recently named showrunner of Star Trek: Discovery, a new Star Trek show expected to premiere in January 2017.
He is openly gay and in a long-term relationship with director Scott Roberts.
Fuller is an outspoken advocate of increased LGBT representation in media and has spoken about his difficulties in getting LGBT characters onscreen. For example, Dead Like Me was originally planned to have a gay supporting character, but after Fuller left the show to focus on Wonderfalls, the character was written as straight instead. In Wonderfalls, which had two characters in a lesbian relationship, Fuller said the network would not allow their lips to touch onscreen. However, the cast and crew were able to sneak a brief kiss into the show. He has also stated that the character of Zach (Thomas Dekker) in Heroes was originally intended to be gay, but Dekker's agent was afraid that it would damage his career if he played a gay character and forced the show to change their plans.