Patrick Stewart-starring 'Picard' won't be a limited series, confirms Star Trek producers
With the English actor reprising his iconic role as the good mannered Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the spinoff series is said to be an exploration of the next chapter of Picard's life.
Trekkies have to lot to look forward to in the coming few years.
Amongst the numerous shows coming from the Star Trek universe, the most-anticipated one has to be the Patrick Stewart-led Picard series. With the English actor reprising his iconic role as the good mannered Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the spinoff series is said to be "an exploration of the next chapter of Picard's life". In connection with the narrative and the thematic ties with the original 'Star Trek: Discovery', however, there has been some debate. At first, there were rumors of the series being drafted as a limited show. But now, the word is that CBS is planning multiple seasons for their yet untitled 'Picard' series.
The confirmation comes from Star Trek producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin themselves, who recently confirmed the plan for the new Picard show, explaining that the Stewart-led sci-fi series is going to be an ongoing Star Trek series. In addition to this, the executive producers also revealed that the Picard show is being developed for multiple seasons, debunking all previous rumors of a limited run.
Speaking to TrekMovie following the Discovery panel at the New York Comic Con over the weekend, the Star Trek producers unveiled a timeline for the production. According to Kurtzman and Kadin, the writer's room for the Picard show is already up and running and soon filming will also begin - latest by April 2019. Although the producers remained tightlipped about the premiere, speculations suggest that it won't be until 2020 that the Stewart-starring sci-fi show debuts.
Late last month, the Discovery actor had shared some update about the progress of the series, posting a picture of a gathering as work on the Picard series began. "The journey has begun," Stewart captioned the photo adding, "Kirsten Beyer, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, Diandra Pendleton-Thompson, James Duff, and yours truly. #StarTrek"
As for the plotline, the Star Trek spinoff is supposed to pick up twenty years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis.
Dishing about what lies in store, the Picard star had said, "He may not be a captain anymore. He may not be the Jean-Luc that you recognize and know so well. It may be a very different individual. Someone who has been changed by his experiences. 20 years will have passed...We have no scripts as yet, we’re just talking, talking, talking storylines."
"It will be, I promise you, I guarantee it, something very, very different, but it will come to you with the same passion and determination and love of the material and love of our followers and our fans exactly as we had it before.”