Star Trek: Picard on CBS All Access brings again Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard. But Stewart isn’t solely returning to his function from Star Trek: The Next Generation. He’s additionally a artistic drive on the new sequence, serving to to form the present’s story as an govt producer. In a video on StarTrek.com, Star Trek: Picard showrunner Michael Chabon mentioned how Stewart’s “priceless advice” helped inform the new sequence. “Not just our memory of his presence and our thoughts about his presence both as Patrick Stewart and as Jean-Luc Picard, but the things he told us, the things he said he was interested in doing and was not interested in doing,” Chabon says. “The performing challenges he was in search of, and the issues that he felt had been previous challenges that he had already risen to and he was not focused on doing once more.
“We took all that so critically, like gospel, the phrase of God, actually. And we obeyed. And we actually, really tried to tailor the story to swimsuit the actor, to swimsuit the thinker, the man who had given a whole lot of thought over the lengthy years that he had not performed Jean-Luc Picard to what it was that made Picard attention-grabbing to him, what he thought was going to be attention-grabbing about Jean-Luc Picard at this pretty late stage of his life. What was vital to Patrick Stewart trying round at the world that we’re dwelling in now. He very a lot tell us he needed the story to resonate to our occasions.”
The first season of Star Trek: Picard wrapped manufacturing in late August. Stewart prompt in a earlier interview that filming on the second season of Star Trek: Picard might start as quickly as March. “I’m not giving up my stage work, although it might have to attend for now as a result of there are three initiatives that I’ve completed, two movies and the TV sequence, which all want promotion,” Stewart said. “So I’m clearing the decks for that after which there may be additionally the chance of a second Picard sequence filming in March subsequent yr.”
Alongside Stewart, Star Trek: Picard additionally stars Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, and Evan Evagora. The sequence is produced by CBS Television Studios in affiliation with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth function govt producers and Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) serves as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer. Hanelle Culpepper directed the first two episodes of the sequence. Stewart’s Next Generation co-star Jonathan Frakes directed the third and fourth episodes of the season.
The first trailer for Star Trek: Picard launched at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 and revealed that some acquainted faces, each buddy and foe, will return in the new sequence. Brent Spiner reprises his function as Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Star Trek: Voyager’s Jeri Ryan returns as Seven of Nine. The Borg may also play a job in the sequence, together with Jonathan Del Arco as Hugh. Comic-Con additionally confirmed the returns of Jonathan Frakes as Will Riker and Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi.