The writer partially responsible for bringing Patrick Stewart back to Trek is now officially the showrunner of Star Trek: Picard.
Earlier this year, we learned that Sir Patrick Stewart will be reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: Picard, and now, Kavalier & Clay author (and Short Trek writer) Michael Chabon has been announced as showrunner.
“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,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning author told Deadline, in an exclusive. “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.”
So far, they’ve kept the storylines tightly under wraps, but we do know that the 10-episode series will come to CBS All Access some time this year, and Deadline reports the plot will follow Picard, post-Next Generation, during “the next chapter of his life.” (We have some ideas about that.)
This isn’t the first time Chabon has written for Star Trek. He made his Star Trek debut last year with the short “Calypso,” and it looks like he’ll be back for another Star Trek: Short Trek, possibly starring Number One (Rebecca Romijn) and Spock (Ethan Peck).
Meanwhile, those of us who are curious about the tone of Star Trek: Picard may do well to brush up on our…seaQuest DSV?
Emily, what the fuck.