Cast members Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis and director Alex Kurtzman, left to right, attend "The Mummy" photo-op as a 75-foot, 7-ton sarcophagus was revealed to the public in Los Angeles on May 20, 2017. Kurtzman is now working on an animated "Star Trek" series for CBS All Access. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
"Mike won our hearts with his first sentence, 'I want to do a show about the people who put the yellow cartridge in the food replicator so a banana can come out the other end.' His cat's name is Riker. His son's name is Sagan. The man is committed," executive producer Alex Kurtzman said in a statement Thursday. "He's brilliantly funny and knows every inch of every Trek episode, and that's his secret sauce: he writes with the pure, joyful heart of a true fan. As we broaden the world of Trek to fans of all ages, we're so excited to include Mike's extraordinary voice."