“Star Trek: Picard” Names Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Michael Chabon Showrunner
Fans of CBS All Access‘ upcoming Star Trek franchise spinoff series Star Trek: Picard have been buzzing about the series when it was first announced, and the teaser released did nothing but dump a whole lot of fuel on an already blazing dumpster fire of speculation. On top of that, there was the news that Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s own Jonathan Frakes (Cmdr. Will Riker) is reuniting with Patrick Stewart when he directs the “second block” of episodes from the upcoming series (with an announcement tweet, which you can find below) – and now?
How about Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon being named showrunner? The news shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to Star Trek fans as he has been a part of the show’s creative team since it was first announced. Chabon is the author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and Wonder Boys, and wrote the Star Trek: Short Treks episode “Calypso.”
Star Trek: Picard also stars Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, and Harry Treadaway; with Hanelle Culpepper directing the first two episodes of the season. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers and Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) serves as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer.
In an interview with Trek Movie from April 2019, Frakes shared what he could about the upcoming series – and wants fans to know that’s its something worth getting excited about:
Star Trek: Picard will air exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States and will be distributed simultaneously on the global scene by CBS Studios International on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories; and in Canada on Bell Media’s cable networks, Space and Z, and OTT service Crave.
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(Last Updated June 27, 2019 12:15 pm )