Memory Alpha
Memory Alpha
Real world article
(written from a Production point of view)

Gretchen J. Berg (born 8 February 1971; age 53) is a writer and producer who served as executive producer on the first and part of the second season of Star Trek: Discovery.

Together with her writing partner Aaron Harberts, she took over as Discovery's showrunner in October 2016, after Bryan Fuller stepped down from this function. [1] She had previously collaborated with Fuller on Pushing Daisies and Wonderfalls (featuring William Sadler).

While the first season of Discovery was being aired, she became a frequent guest on the companion series After Trek, explaining the thought processes behind the development of its episodes.

Berg and Harberts were removed from the position five episodes into the production of the show's second season due to their abusive and hostile behavior towards their colleagues. They were replaced by Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise. [2]


Berg, who is from Pittsburgh, and Harberts have been writing partners since meeting at Northwestern University, where both were students. Berg started her line of work as a member of the production staff on Caroline in the City in 1998. She then became a writer and story editor on shows including Bevery Hills 90210, Roswell (again featuring Sadler), John Doe, Pepper Dennis, North Shore, Women's Murder Club, Mercy (with Kate Mulgrew in a recurring role), Off the Map, GCB, Revenge, and, most recently, Reign. She also served as executive producer or supervising producer on many of those shows. She also worked on the TV movie The Deerings and the feature film Valentine in 2001.

Star Trek credits[]


Executive Producer[]

Star Trek appearances[]

External links[]