Star Trek: Picard Names Michael Chabon as Showrunner
CBS All Access' upcoming Star Trek: Picard series has found a new showrunner in Spider-Man 2 writer Michael Chabon.
According to Deadline, Chabon will helm the new Star Trek series. Chabon has been involved with the series as a writer, but he will now join Akiva Goldsman and Alex Kurtzman as an executive producer.
"Daring, lyrical, humane, whimsical, celebrated: words that describe both Jean-Luc Picard and the literary genius of Michael Chabon," Kurtzman said in a statement. "Despite a laundry list of accomplishments most writers only dream of, Michael shines with the heart and soul of a Trekkie who's finally found his dream job. We're so fortunate to have him at the helm as we explore this next chapter in the great captain's life."Click the button below to start this article in quick view. Start now
"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," Chabon added. "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."
Picard will see Stewart reprise the fan-favorite role he portrayed on Star Trek: The Next Generation for seven seasons and four films. While details about the project has largely been kept under wraps, the series will serve as a sequel of sorts to TNG, taking place 18 years after the events of the Star Trek: Nemesis film. It will examine how the character has changed since he was the Captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D.
Debuting later this year on CBS All Access, Star Trek: Picard stars Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera and Harry Treadaway.