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[[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 ''{{Carrie}}'', 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 ''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 ''TheMunsters'' for Creator/{{NBC}}, dubbed ''Series/MockingbirdLane'', which did not make it past the pilot stage. His latest series is the crime series ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'', based on the character of [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]], running since April 2013 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 being ScrewedByTheNetwork before reaching season four). He is also currently working on a television adaptation of the Creator/NeilGaiman novel ''Literature/AmericanGods'', which he will co-Produce with Michael Green, and [[http://www.avclub.com/article/bryan-fuller-crowned-showrunner-cbs-new-star-trek--231977 was announced to be]] showrunner for the upcoming ''Star Trek'' series in 2017. You can commence {{Squee}}ing.

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 {{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/BryanFuller here.]]
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!!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.
** {{Gender Blender Name}}s are also exceedingly common, with [[Series/DeadLikeMe George]], [[Series/{{Wonderfalls}} Jaye]], [[Series/PushingDaisies Chuck]] and [[Series/{{Hannibal}} Freddie]] springing to mind.
* BechdelTest: Most shows pass.
* 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.
* 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''.
* 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.
* 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. 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. 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.

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