AceShowbiz - After it was announced that a Captain Jean-Luc Picard standalone series was in development on CBS, fans have been wondering what to expect from the new series centering to Patrick Stewart's most popular roles in "Star Trek" franchise. Writer Michael Chabon offers some details of the planned project, including more insights into what direction that Stewart is hoping to take.
Talking to IGN, Chabon reveals that the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor has been very involved in the writing process. "We brought in Sir Patrick himself, and he has the kind of master grasp of the character. He has been really influential in both helping us understand the character, and also pushing us and challenging us," he shares.
"He's really pushing us to try to do something new and different with the character," he continues saying. He also adds that's why the "Logan" star agrees to reprise the role again. "And that's why he wants to play it, so that he can play something that honors the character, that's true to the character."
It's also revealed that Stewart wants the yet-untitled Picard series to feature "Jean-Luc Picard having experiences, having adventures, and be put in situations we haven't seen before."
Back in September, the 78-year-old actor took to Twitter to share a picture of him meeting with the writers for the new "Star Trek" series. Spotted in the snap were irsten Beyer, Michael Chabon and Akiva Goldsman among others.
After playing Picard on "Star Trek: The Next Generation", Stewart returned to the role in 1993's "Star Trek: Deep Spacer Nine". He once again played the character a year later for "Star Trek: Generations". The actor will also reprise the role in another three movies.
In addition to the new project, Chabon, who has been honored with Pulitzer, Hugo and Nebula Awards for his work, is writing the script fo recently-released "Star Trek: Short Treks" titled "Calypso". The short introduced new "Star Trek: Discovery" character Craft.
The upcoming series about Picard has yet to have a release date.