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Star Trek boss explains how Picard series will be different to Discovery

Star Trek's new Picardseries promises to show fans another side of Sir Patrick Stewart's Jean-Luc Picard.

The series will see the now 79-year-old captain having retired to a French vineyard with his loyal dog Number One, nearly 20 years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis.

While Star Trek fans are already getting their fix from Discovery, Picard's executive producer Akiva Goldsman has promised they're in for a totally different ride with Picard.

Speaking to TV Line, Goldsman said: "[Star Trek:] Discovery, for example, is science fiction action-adventure. Picard is science fiction drama.

"Science fiction is a way of telling all sorts of stories, and yes, the kinds of stories we're telling in Picard are probably more emotion-based. They're slower, and they're about this particular cusp of life, which is a story that is not typically told these days, certainly not in television."

Executive producer Alex Kurtzman added: "I don't think people look at Picard and go, 'I can't wait to watch that action show'.

"I think they look at Picard and they want a deep character study."

Previously Stewart revealed that he had two conditions for reprising the role of Picard – no uniform and no Enterprise.

"They said they could live with that and they have made a huge commitment to the series," he explained. "We hope it is amazing."

Star Trek: Picard has a premiere date of January 23. It will air on CBS All Access in the US and Amazon Prime internationally, including the UK.

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