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A Pulitzer Prize-winning author is taking on a Star Trek mission.
CBS All Access announced Thursday that Michael Chabon has boarded “Star Trek: Picard.” He’ll serve as the showrunner for the upcoming series and work closely with other key players in the franchise. Executive producer Alex Kurtzman, who has been leading the expansion of the universe for CBS studios, and writer and executive producer Akiva Goldsman are closely involved in the day-to-day-production of the show.
“Star Trek: Picard” centers on the iconic Captain Jean-Luc Picard as he enters a new chapter of his life. The series stars Sir Patrick Stewart, who played Picard for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The cast also includes Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, and Harry Treadaway.
Chabon comes to the project with many years of writing success behind him. He’s a celebrated novelist and essayist, not to mention a longtime Star Trek fan. Among the screenplays and teleplays he’s written are some “Star Trek: Short Treks” episodes.
“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,'” he said in a statement.
“Picard” comes from CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Chabon will executive produce alongside Goldsman, Kurtzman, Stewart, Heather Kadin, James Duff, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth. Aaron Baiers is a co-executive producer, and Kirsten Beyer serves as supervising producer.
No premiere date for “Star Trek: Picard” has been revealed yet, but it will air exclusivey on CBS All Access when it arrives.
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