Work is progressing on the new and as yet untitled Jean-Luc Picard series. Earlier this month we got a glimpse into the writers’ boot camp that Kirsten Beyer gave to the newly assembled writers’ room thanks to writer/producer Michael Chabon. Set at the very end of the 24th century, the new show is expected to be “something very, very different” but Stewart has said it will have the same “passion, and determination and love of the material” that Trekkies would expect.
Captain on the bridge!
This morning Sir Patrick Stewart, who is an executive producer on the series, tweeted a photo of the untitled Picard show writers and producers during a planning meeting.
Behind Stewart (L-R) are: James Duff, who was brought in by Alex Kurtzman to help oversee and coordinate the Discovery writers’ room– it looks like he’s helping to guide the new Picard show as well; Diandra Pendleton-Thompson, an up-and-coming writer who did a stint working on Stranger Things and is now Akiva Goldsman’s writing assistant; producer Akiva Goldsman; Discovery writer, “keeper of the Trek flame,” and Star Trek novelist Kirsten Beyer; and Pulitzer prize-winning author Michael Chabon, who is also writing one of the Star Trek: Short Treks.
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) September 24, 2018
Rosario Dawson is ready, and she speaks Klingon!
Actress Rosario Dawson is well known to be a Trekkie, and in 2010 she even campaigned for a role in the sequel to Star Trek (2009). She told Conan O’Brien that she speaks Klingon, and Bryan Fuller had mentioned her name early on during the creation of Discovery.
Fresh off the second season of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage, she spoke with Inverse at the Tribeca TV Festival where she once again talked about getting on the new Picard show:
“I grew up loving Star Trek and I’m still waiting for my holodeck. My favorite is Next Generation because of Jean-Luc Picard. If they need a Klingon for the new series, well, have you seen my fivehead?”
Keep up with all the news on the Picard show and other upcoming Star Trek TV shows here at TrekMovie.com.