[[caption-width-right:350:Bryan Fuller can be used to calibrate your Awesomeness Detector. Please tip him for this service.]]
->"''Listen, we know this sounds like a stretch, but we're starting to think that the guy who keeps making [[Series/DeadLikeMe shows]] [[Series/PushingDaisies about]] [[Series/{{Hannibal}} death]] might have some issues.''"
-->-- '''Website/{{Cracked}}''', [[http://www.cracked.com/article_23694_pop-culture-crossovers-that-happened-right-under-your-nose_p2.html discussing]] [[TheVerse The Fullerverse]].

'''Bryan Fuller''' (born July 27, 1969) is an American screenwriter and producer known for being involved with TV shows that ([[Series/{{Heroes}} almost]]) never find mainstream success, yet have dedicated cult followings. Starting his TV writing career on the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise and on the TV remake of ''Film/{{Carrie|2002}}'', Fuller soon began to come into his own following the TurnOfTheMillennium, when he began creating and co-creating his own works.

Famous for creating [[BlackComedy dark-yet-humorous]] [[CultClassic cult shows]], his notable, independent early works include ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' (2003-04), ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'' (2004), and ''Series/PushingDaisies'' (2007-2009). He also was an executive producer on the first, fourth and fifth volumes (because Seasons aren't comic book-y enough) of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', and wrote fan-favorite episode "Company Man".

During Fall 2012, he attempted a reboot of ''Series/TheMunsters'' for Creator/{{NBC}}, dubbed ''Series/MockingbirdLane'', which did not make it past the pilot stage. His latest series was the crime series ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' (2013-2015), based on the character of [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] that aired on Creator/{{NBC}}; Hannibal is an especially notable entry as, not only did season one mark the first time he got to end a first season on his own terms, but it's his first show not to be ScrewedByTheNetwork before reaching season three (instead dying before season four).

His most recent work is a television adaptation of the Creator/NeilGaiman novel ''Series/AmericanGods'' with Michael Green. He also wrote and produced for ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'', but left before it started airing.

Known for his wildly original, sophisticated and usually macabre work; lamentably, his series tend to not last too long. [[note]] Consider this, when ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' got renewed for a third season, an initial reaction among fans was ''disbelief'', as it was his first show to make it to a third season. [[/note]] Fuller seems to be fond of giving female leads {{Tomboyish Name}}s. All of his series (yes, even the DarkerAndEdgier PlayingAgainstType ''Hannibal'') share [[TheVerse a universe.]]

Has a Website/{{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/BryanFuller here.]]
!!Tropes associated with Fuller and his shows:

* ActionGirl: Female protagonists are frequent, and badass female characters even moreso.
* AnyoneCanDie: Appears in a few shows, most notably ''Hannibal'', where PlotArmor is dubious even for characters in the later books.
* AuthorAppeal: All works contain at least some flavor of either magic, death or murder. And sometimes food.
* BlackComedy: Chock-full of this.
* BritishBrevity: His shows, save ''Dead Like Me'', have seasons that don't exceed 13 episodes.
** ''Wonderfalls'' only had one season of 13 episodes.
** ''Pushing Daisies'' has two seasons with the amount of episodes adding up to an average TV season of 22 episodes.
** ''Hannibal'' was specifically contracted to air 13-episode seasons, an unusual move for a broadcast network.
** ''American Gods'' so far has a first season of eight episodes.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Hannibal''. His previous shows could be described as dark, but whimsically so. ''Hannibal'' is his darkest, [[BloodierAndGorier bloodiest]] show yet.
* FlatWhat: The reaction of many to ''Hannibal'' getting renewed for a third season, as it's the first of his shows to do so.
* FantasticComedy: ''Dead Like Me'', ''Wonderfalls'' and ''Pushing Daisies''.
* {{Gender Blender Name}}: His works usually feature at least one woman with a traditionally male name, including [[Series/DeadLikeMe George]], [[Series/{{Wonderfalls}} Jaye]], [[Series/PushingDaisies Chuck]] and [[Series/{{Hannibal}} Freddie]] springing to mind. Even ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' has Michael despite his leaving during pre-production.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: The shows he has created; ''Dead Like Me'', ''Wonderfalls'', ''Pushing Dasies'' and '''Hannibal'''.
* LightmareFuel: Everything up to ''Hannibal'' could be considered this, seeing how he could make scenes of [[Series/{{Wonderfalls}} possible mental decline]], [[Series/PushingDaisies elaborate murders]] and [[Series/MockingbirdLane bloodthirsty grandfathers]] funny.
* MagicRealism: All of his shows have elements of this, even ''Hannibal'', which goes for a SurrealHorror approach, and taken UpToEleven with ''American Gods''.
* OneOfUs: A big fan of the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series, he ended up on the writing team of [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]] and [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]] for 22 combined episodes, before becoming the showrunner of the new ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''. Besides that, occasional {{Shout Out}}s can be found hidden in places.
* ProductionPosse: Though some are reduced to TheCameo, quite a few actors can be seen passing between works. Wiki/TheOtherWiki even has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Fuller#Frequent_casting chart showing overlap.]]
* PurpleProse: His dialogue tends to be ''very'' flowery and eloquent.
* RefugeInAudacity: His shows are notable for having ''very'' out there concepts and executions.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: And ''how.'' Despite making shows with strong fandoms and great responses, several of his shows have been subject to cancellation. Put it this way: when ''Hannibal'' was the first of his shows to receive a third season, ''a large part of the fan-response was disbelief.'' Of course now even Hannibal has been cancelled...
* TrollingCreator: Via twitter. Hell, when fan rumors started flying about the apparent death of [[spoiler:Dr. Chilton]] from ''Hannibal'', he proceeded to post ambiguous tweets and ''diagrams of how they could have survived.''
* TheVerse: All his shows take place in [[FanNickname "The Fullerverse"]], usually through [[TheCameo cameos]], props, (The Lion from ''Wonderfalls'' on Niki's nightstand in ''Heroes'') and throwaway lines of dialogue. (such as [[Series/PushingDaisies Ned]] mentioning working at the [[Series/DeadLikeMe Happy Time Temp Agency]] when he's undercover.) Another example is Gretchen Speck-Horowitz from ''Wonderfalls'' showing up in ''Hannibal'' and almost getting murdered by the Mushroom Killer.