Star Trek: Picard wraps up production on first episodes after trailer is a huge hit with fans
Star Trek: Picard has officially wrapped the first two episodes of the forthcoming Patrick Stewart spin-off.
Confirmation that the show is well into production comes just days after CBS dropped the incredible trailer, which sees the legendary actor return as Captain Jean-Luc Picard after 17 long years off our screens.
The opening two installments have been directed by Hanelle Culpepper and she makes Star Trek history as the first woman to open a series in the franchise’s 53-year history.
Hanelle is no stranger to the universe though, having made her directing debut in season one episode Vaulting Ambition.
Speaking about her involvement in Picard, showrunner Alex Kurtzman enthused: ‘Hanelle is a gifted and dynamic filmmaker whose directorial choices are always deeply rooted in character.
‘I’ve been a fan of her work since she started with us on Discovery, and she’s the perfect person to re-introduce the beloved character of Picard to longtime fans and new viewers alike.’
He added: ‘We’re thrilled she’s joining our Trek family on this next adventure.’
Hanelle announced the news that her work on the series is now over, telling fans on Twitter: ‘I’ve wrapped and @jonathansfrakes is filming his block now.’
Details of the plot for the spin-off still remain firmly under wraps, but Patrick teased what to expect to an audience in Las Vegas.
‘He may not – and I stress, may not – be a captain anymore, he may not be the Jean-Luc that you recognise and know so well,’ Patrick began.
‘It may be a very different individual, someone who has been changed by his experiences. 20 years will have passed, which is more or less the time between the very last movie, Nemesis, and today.
‘We have no scripts as yet, we’re just talking talking, talking storylines. it will be something very, very different.’
Star Trek: Picard is expected to arrive later this year.
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