Celebrated and award-winning novelist Michael Chabon (“Wonder Boys,” “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay”) has been announced as official showrunner of the upcoming CBS All Access series “Star Trek: Picard”.
Previously it was announced the series wouldn’t have a traditional showrunner, rather it would be managed by an entire team – that’s changed now.
Set two decades after the events of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” the story will follow former U.S.S. Enterprise captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) in the next phase of his life. The story will play up into Picard’s love of archaeology with a mission to revolve around some sort of alien artefact that’s been discovered.
In addition, it will also deal with Picard’s role in having brokered peace with the Romulans and then watching it crumble with the destruction of Romulus due to a stellar event. In a statement, Chabon says:
“Star Trek has been an important part of my way of thinking about the world, the future, human nature, storytelling and myself since I was ten years old. I come to work every day in a state of joy and awe at having been entrusted with the character and the world of Jean-Luc Picard, with this vibrant strand of the rich, intricate and complex tapestry that is Trek..”
Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Evan Evagora and Michelle Hurd star in the series which begins airing this Fall. Stewart, Chabon, Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth all serve as executive producers.
Source: TV Line