The first details are starting to sprinkle out about the upcoming “Picard” series that will bring Patrick Stewart back to the Star Trek Franchise.
Alex Kurtzman spoke about the upcoming series recently and alluded to the fact how Picard never got a proper send off. The final Next Generation film titled “Star Trek: Nemesis” was a box office failure. So much so that plans for a fifth Next Generation film were quickly scrapped.
Kurtzman promises the new series will fix that problem. “Without revealing too much about it, people have so many questions about Picard and what happened to him, and the idea we get to take time to answer those questions in the wake of the many, many things he’s had to deal with in Next Gen is really exciting. ‘More grounded’ is not the right way to put it, because season 2 of Discovery is also grounded. It will feel more … real world? If that’s the right way to put it.”
Kurtzman also offered an update on where the project is in terms of development. While Stewart remains the only actor cast in the series so far, Kurtzman says, “The writer’s room has broken about eight episodes and we’re moving quickly and I couldn’t be more excited about it.”
The project is aiming to start production in April, and CBS hopes to have the show premiere in late 2019.